Get More From Your Flying, and Protect Your Investment.  Have a Flying Lesson

Our Burton Upon Trent flying lessons take place in beautiful Derbyshire. We start inside, to discuss the theory of safe and effective drone flying, before a short walk to our flying location.  There are marvellous views of the surrounding countryside, not visible from the ground, to be had when we take the drone high.  See the area from a totally new aerial perspective.

Our lessons are always one-to-one with one of our expert, fully PFCO-qualified and insured drone pilots to give you the best possible drone experience.  In an hour, we can help you to be a safe drone pilot.  After two hours, you will come away knowing:

  • The less well known but important features of the DJI Go App
  • What to focus on when you are flying
  • Our unique 4:4:3 methodology for flying safely and enjoyably
  • The ten most common reasons people crash, and how to avoid them
  • How to answer the crucial questions “Can I fly here” and “Should I fly here”
  • And of course, you will have done plenty of hands-on flying
  • Book a two-hour lesson and bring a friend or family member free of charge 

Flight School – Burton-on-Trent

£120 for 1hr, £200 for 2hrs
one-to-one with one of our expert pilots

Fly Like a Pro, Film Like a Pro

We want all of our clients to be able to Fly Like a Pro, and Film Like a Pro. Having a lesson with us is the best start you can make on your drone adventure.  We all know that to learn a foreign language, you are going to need some lessons.  The same is true of drones.  DJI are right when they say that anyone can fly one of their drones straight out of the box.  But we meet very few self-taught drone pilots who fly as well, as safely, or as effectively as we can show you how to.  Whether you are a complete beginner, or a seasoned drone pilot, you will enjoy your flying far more having had a lesson; confident that you have the skills and knowledge you need to fly safely and effectively every time.  That is the crucial first step to getting the most spectacular video and still photos with your drone.  And that is the lasting joy of flying a drone.

Lessons are generally split roughly 50:50 between theory and practical, hands-on flying. This can be adapted to suit your particular interests: whether you are more interested in hands-on flying, or in understanding the DJI Go app, or knowing more about the route to becoming a Commercial Drone Pilot, for example.

During your lesson, you can fly your own drone (we support all DJI and Yuneec drones), or you can fly one of our DJI drones.

Note that drones are not waterproof. So we cannot fly in the rain.  If it looks as though it might rain on the date and time of your lesson, we will contact you a few days beforehand to reschedule your lesson.  If we cannot find an alternative date and time to suit you, we will give you a full refund.

Buy a drone worth more than £750 from us, and get a one-hour flying lesson, worth £120, free of charge.

Not sure about buying a drone? Come and fly one of our DJI drones. If you buy a drone within 30 days of having a lesson with us, we’ll deduct the £120 cost of a one-hour lesson from the price of the drone.

7 reviews for Flight School – Burton-on-Trent

  1. Gary Casey

    Many thanks to Brendan for a helpful, friendly and informative lesson. From the introductory talk through to the actual flying lesson, he answered my many questions and gave me the confidence to now go and practice on my own. He also answered questions that will inform my choice of ‘proper’ drone when I am ready to buy. Thanks again!

  2. Tim G (verified owner)

    I would just like to thank Brendan for Saturdays lesson. I arrived slightly early and was welcomed inside where the kettle was put on, great start. Brendan went through lots of interesting and relevant information which, as a first timer, was a very good foundation for my experience.
    On to the actual flights. I instantly felt at ease and could feel my confidence growing by the minute thanks, in no small part, to Brendans relaxed, calming and reassuring style of teaching.
    I came away smiling and indeed hooked on the prospect of taking this further. Next stop is to purchase a drone from Phantom and see about a date to undertake one of their PfCO courses.
    To anyone toying with the idea of giving it a try, I can’t recommend Phantom Flight School and Brendan enough,
    Many thanks,

  3. Dave T (store manager)

    Good afternoon all,

    I just wanted to say thank you to Brendan for an amazing lesson on Saturday. I arrived as someone who had flown my drone but was unsure how to interpret what the dji Go 4 app was telling me. I left with a good understanding and a properly set up system, but most of all I left with the confidence that I can operate my aircraft properly and have a great amount of pleasure from it! It really is £200 well spent!
    Talking to Roy I am now looking at a PfCO so that I will have grandfather rights come July next year. The weekend course looks great.
    Once again, many thanks to Brendan for a great day.
    Many thanks
    Dave T

  4. Paul Bessant

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note and say how much I enjoyed my drone experience this week, and crucially how much I got from the experience, very pleased, thank you!

    … also to add that I thought Brendan was especially brilliant, so knowledgeable, and most importantly able to get that knowledge across in such as why that I understood it 😊

    Most impressed, thanks again.

  5. Linda (verified owner)

    Just thought I’d drop you a line about our flight lesson – brilliant, enjoyed by all of us. Brendan was excellent, gave us lots of interesting information, answered all questions and left us all very enthusiastic and keen to learn more.
    Brendan was patient and listened, got us flying and made us smile, marvellous.
    Had a great time

  6. David (verified owner)

    Hi had a brilliant day with Brendan yesterday learning the theory and also the actual flying side of drones after the two hour course with Brendan I came away with a big smile on my face and a lot more confidence thank you Brendan and PhantomFlightSchool

  7. Steph M (store manager)

    Hi PhantomFlightSchool,
    Yesterday I did a 2hr flight lesson with Brendan over in Burton and I would like to say that I very much enjoyed it and Brendan is a great teacher and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed it and would definitely do it again.
    Thank you, Steph M

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