Fort Bend County Hosted DataWing Flight Academy for Drone Pilots – Jan 8-12

Fort Bend County will be hosting a Data Wing Flight Academy class at a discounted rate of $1200 per participant. This discount is being made available for public-safety organizations wishing to get their sUAS Pilot’s License form the FAA. This class will teach you everything you need to know to pass the test, and is structured around getting you through the FAA flight center with a completed (and passed!) test and provisional pilot’s license.

The class will be held on January 8-12, 2018 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Class will be from 0800-1700 each day, and includes trips out to the FAA testing center on Friday for testing and provisional licensing. After you pass this test you will receive your official FAA Pilot’s license in the mail within a few weeks.

This class is capped at 8 participants, and is first-come, first-served. The first eight registrants with completed Credit Card Processing forms  forms will have a guaranteed seat in the class.


Click here to register for the January Data Wing Flight Academy class hosted by Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management.

Schedule (subject to change)

  • Monday, January 8, 2018, 0800-1700:
    Introduction, Regulations, Airspace, Operations, Weather
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 0800-1700:
    Weather, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Loading, In-house test
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 0800-1700:
    Airport Ops., Radio Ops., Emergency Procedures, Physiology, Maintenance
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018, 0800-1700:
    Review, FAA Testing, Mission Planning, Hands-on Flying
  • Friday, January 12, 2018, 0800-1300:
    Flight Practice

Already have your license?

Join us on some Thursdays at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds for sUAS flight testing and practice. There are a number of organizations in the county which test together, for more information contact Lach Mullen at the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management at or visit the Fort Bend County Unified Public Drone Operators Group page.