What our clients say about Carolina Drone Academy

Mike Fisgus

Guy Roofing

I would like to first, and foremost, thank Jeff and Carolina Drone Academy for the exceptional FAA 107 UAS course that I took part in! The professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly to me...ease of which Jeff communicated the material made it seem like I was more than ready to pass my examination when I walked out of the class (which I was...and most certainly did)! The level of personal interest in your success is taken to the highest level...before, during, and even after you walk out the door! Do yourself a favor and give them a call, you’ll be glad you did!

Nicole Smith


I highly recommend Carolina Drone Academy! Jeff's knowledge and expertise, combined with the ability to break down the material to a level that anyone can understand was so helpful to me. I'm sure it's what helped me pass my part 107 exam. Jeff is also very patient with his students and genuinely cares about their success. When you sign up with Carolina Drone Academy, you're not just taking a test prep class, you're gaining a valuable resource to the drone community.

Leon Bouknight

Trial Technology

Digital Film Production


Excellent training with a knowledgeable instructor...great job covering the material, answering questions and encouraging the students. 

William (Coot) Jordan

Professional Photographer

I attended a drone photography class with Jeff Hemming last friday, my first class with Carolina Drone Academy, of which there will be many more. The instruction experience was easy and seamless. Great Job!

Thien Lee

Professional Photographer

It was great to attend FAA part 107 at Carolina Drone Academy instructed by Jeff. He is an excellent instructor. I have learned a lot through the 2 day classes.
I passed the FAA test and thank you Jeff .

Mark A

Director of Photography

Morris Communications

Excellent! Fantastic training with Jeff @ the helm. Easy to talk with, knowledgeable, and understanding. 

Austin D

Process Engineer

Koppers Performance Chemicals

Well laid out training manual. Doing the quizzes after each section and then taking the practice test helps reinforce the concepts. 

Willie Fair

Perspective Drone Videography & Photography

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative. 

Tony H

Myrtle Beach Police Dept

Would definitely recommend to others. The course was great. The content and material was very good. 

Special Operations Unit

Horry County

Sheriff 's Office

Would recommend this course to anyone seeking part 107 certification. Instructor had command of the subject matter. 

James H


Washington DC

Every aspect of the instruction and material well conceived, crisply and clearly executed. I really liked the thought and emphasis placed on retention aspects - specifically the manual note taking. Great balance between notes given vs notes taken. 

Justin C

Department of Agriculture

Had training with Jeff on flying drones. Was a great experience! It was very informative and got to spend a lot of time flying. I now feel comfortable getting started. I would highly recommend Carolina Drone Academy for all of your training needs. I know I will be attending more classes in the near future. Thanks Jeff!!!

Bobby Willis

Production Manager 

New Indy Containerboard

Great class! Rated a perfect 10. 

Justin R

Crime Scene Investigator

I knew nothing about the 107 Exam prior to this course and was taught all information needed. 


Lexington County 

Sheriff's Department

Material was well covered. The class provided more content than anticipated & expectations were high. Small class set up provided more interaction, depth, review and overall content than other courses. I got a great deal out of it. Look forward to continued training and course offerings. 

Brad D

Southern Current

Instructor was very engaging and very informative. 

Michael E 

MB Kahn

A lot more information than anticipated. Very informative and thorough. Instructor nailed it. 

David Mathisen

Professional Photographer

& Videographer

Thanks to this class, I now have my 107! Before I came in I found the material a bit daunting but the course helped break down the material in such straight forward way. The thorough curriculum covers all material necessary to pass the 107 Exam and had me leaving the class room fully prepared and confident in passing the test. I would highly recommend seeking out courses through Carolina Drone Academy if you have any desires of pursuing commercial use of drones.

Wesley Turner

Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator

Was great considering I didn't know much information was needed for drone training. 

Matthew H

Material was well covered. The instructor was knowledgeable and related well to the class. 

Shaun Ratliffe

Capital Palmetto Builders

Great training completed today. Extremely knowledgeable. Goes above and beyond to help you understand what is being taught. Highly recommend.

Jeff C

Spartanburg Police Department

Good content and information with all pertinent and necessary areas covered. Instructor was very personable and professional. 

Theresa H

Professional Engineer 

Civil Engineering Consulting Services, Inc

Great class. Learned much more than I anticipated. Appreciated small class size. 

Bryson T

MB Kahn

Really appreciated small class size. Made it easy to ask questions and get feedback. There is a ton of information, but Jeff presented the material very well. 

Jim A


the course was very informative. It went far beyond what I thought I would learn, and in areas I had not considered for drones. The presenter was very engaging with interesting stories. 

Robb Baker

Guy Roofing

Carolina Drone Academy is great! I took the two day FAA Part 107 course to prepare for the UAG Exam. Without Jeff Hemming's class I would have been lost come exam time. He helped me to not only prepare to pass the exam but to begin my drone videography career with the confidence and knowledge necessary to be a successful and safe drone pilot. I would strongly encourage anyone, even if your hobbyist, to check out some of their classes. I'm looking forward to a great future implementing drone videography and photography into my work. Thanks Jeff and Carolina Drone Academy!

Tom B

Video Production Mgr

Splash Omnimedia

Jeff's class is so good, I recommend it. Jeff's knowledge of this industry is amazing. Keep up the good work Jeff'!

Jay Joshi

Land Surveyor

Construction Support SC

I would strongly recommend this course. Perfect 10.