Recreational Flying
Made Easy.

Know the rules and develop a strong foundation so you can be a safer recreational flyer.

  • 2 hours of free content
  • An understanding of the regulations you need to follow to stay legal and safe
  • Access to an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and FAASTeam DronePro to answer any questions
  • A plan of action to safely conduct your first drone flight
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Accurate Information

Accurate Information

This course is up-to-date and it contains accurate information on what it takes to fly recreationally.

Mobile and Offline Access

Mobile and Offline Access

You can watch this course on your mobile phone and even download the videos for offline use.

Short Video Lessons

Short Video Lessons

Watch these short, easy videos to see how far you can push the DJI Mavic Air 2 drone.

Let’s meet your instructor Taught by experts, focused on outcomes.

Greg Reverdiau

Greg Reverdiau

Drone and Airplane Pilot, Flight Instructor

Hi, I'm Greg or Professor R as my students call me.

I have been an aviation professional since the early 2000s. I currently hold the following FAA certificates: Certified Flight Instructor, Commercial Pilot (for single and multi engine), and UAS Remote Pilot. I have worked for two of the biggest aeronautical universities in the country (managing flight training programs of up to 500 students and 50 aircraft) and in teaching roles as an adjunct professor. I now concentrate on educating the next generation of manned and unmanned pilots by creating online courses.

I truly enjoy teaching both in the classroom and online as well as sharing my knowledge using newer technology. I intend to help bridge the gap between the manned and unmanned aircraft industry to increase safety.

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Science and a Masters Degree in Aviation Human Factors, both from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL.

When I don't teach, you can find me running in the beautiful mountains surrounding Prescott, AZ.

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Recreational Flying Made Easy will provide you with all the information you need to safely fly your drone for recreational purposes.


From learning about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation, discovering what airspace you are about to fly in, performing a preflight inspection on your drone, to completing your first flight, you will find everything in one location.


And the best part, it’s all available for free.

Fly Knowing the Rules Our goal with this course is to give you a good foundation of knowledge to fly safely as a recreational drone flyer. Learn how to identify where you can fly and what it takes to get airspace approval.

  • No credit card required. No tricks or gimmicks. 100% free.
  • 2 hours of free instruction - skip the trial & error.
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