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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!

Lt. M. Metz

Newberry Police Dept, SC

After trying other courses and online stuff, your class by far was the only one that is actually helpful and explains the information in a functional way that people can actually comprehend.

Danny Spillane

Producer, M.U.S.C

Jeff is a Pro's - Pro. I appreciate the time you put into lesson preparation. It really shines through in your teaching. He is making a huge impact in the drone industry. Best teacher ever!

Chris French 


I could not imagine the material being presented in a more clear, concise manner. Jeff was very engaged and really knows how to teach it so it is very easy to understand. I am looking forward to coming down soon for flight training. I would highly recommend Carolina Drone Academy!

Officer N.P.

Conway Police Dept

Class was very engaging. Material was well thought out. There was a lot of material covered, but it was at a good pace to understand and comprehend. Enjoyed every moment of it!

Tucker M

RCS Grading

Greer, SC

Prior to the course, I attempted to study and review part 107 materials on my own. I struggled to make any sense or truly understand the content. Now, having taken the Carolina Drone Academy course, the material makes so much sense, and I feel that I truly understand the concepts of the FAA. 

M Walker

Contract Construction

Good content - easy to follow. Course was good. I'm not super interested in drones, but presenter was great. 

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.

Charlie B

Sherman Construction

Class was well thought out and organized. A lot of information presented in a short time, but was delivered well and concise. 

Todd W

Project Manager

MB Kahn Construction 

Thank you for an awesome training session the last two days. The information you shared will help us all pass this test and become better pilots. The way you approach this industry is awesome.

Leon Bouknight

Trial Technology

Digital Film Production

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

Dylan S

O'Neal Inc. 

(Engineering & Construction)

Although it was a lot of information in 2 days, Jeff was able to present it in a way to help me retain all the information. Well done and thank you.

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. 

David L


Excellent job presenting the information in a way that was easy to understand.Thank you for your time and DroneSpray looks forward to working with you in the future. 



(Defense Threat Reduction Agency) 

Perfect course for taking an individual from having zero knowledge on sUAS to having 100% confidence in being able to pass. Greatly appreciate the course. Your passion for drones definitely shows and was appreciated. I thought you did an excellent job teaching a military crowd. Thank you. 


Wesley B

Carolina Claims Consulting

Great class! Scored a "10".

Donald B

Santee Cooper

(SC's Largest Power Provider)

Very helpful with questions and the class. I enjoyed the class and would recommend to everyone. 


(Develop & Integrate

Warfighter Technologies)

Jeff, this was a great course. No nonsense and to the point. I appreciated your teaching style and how you knew where to spend less or more time, and you made the topics easy to learn and understand. Thank you. 

Consultant to US DOD

Great class. I was enrolled last minute, and was very impressed with how easy it was to pick up the material. Instructor was able to convey the material very effectively. 

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. 

Steven B

Fire Investigator 

SAFE-Laboratories and Engineering Corp.

I wanted to take an opportunity to tell you how much I appreciated Carolina Drone Academy’s  classroom part 107 prep program. After taking the classroom program, I realize how much harder this would have been to do it online or to just blindly study the necessary material. Your program was thorough, concise and the instruction was clear. Afterward, I was able to study the air chart section briefly and sit for the test passing with a 94.

Jeremy H


SC Government Agency 

 I just wanted to check in with you and thank you for the class we did in January in Columbia. 

I took the Part 107 test last week and passed with 87%. I felt very well prepared for the test and there were only two questions that I saw that I don’t think you specifically addressed during the class but I was able to figure it out. It very well could have been covered in the practice test but I didn’t go through all 300 questions. 

Your class was vital in making sure I was ready to take the test and the pace and material felt just right. My supervisor is very happy that we’re expanding our video capabilities with drone footage and I’m looking forward to putting these new skills to use. Thanks again!

Sean C

Safety Engineering Labs

A++ I was impressed w/ the amount of material & knowledge I now have compared to what I had previously done online. 

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. 


Fort Mill Police Department

This is a very informative class. I learned a lot of info. I like the laid back atmosphere during class. Very easy learning environment. 

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. 

Chris ML


"Passionate RV'er"

The class was very informative. Took a beginner from zero to understanding in a very short time. Jeff uses his experience to relate the concepts to real life. 



Police Department 

This class is very informational. Really breaks down the immense amount of information into digestible & undqerstable portions. Obviously a subject matter EXPERT. 

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 how much information was needed for drone training. 


Lexington County

Sheriff's Department 

 I just wanted to take a moment and tell you thank you for your help with getting us started on the right track. All of us have completed the exam and have applied for the license. All above 90%. I can definitely say that without your course, the success rate would surely not have been as high. Thank you for what you do.

Roof Inspector 

Indigo State Roofing

Class was a 10. Wish I had brought my reading glasses. 

Matthew H

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

Shaun Ratliffe

Roof Inspector

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!

Jordan C 

Aspiring Pilot

New College Graduate

Great course and teacher/instructor. Very engaging and made sure we understood if we had trouble. 

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!

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!

Andrew B

Communications Specialist

CareSouth Carolina

Awesome course. Did an excellent job explaining the material. It's a load of info, but was made relevant, and I feel much more confident going to take the exam now. 

Augustine Consulting, Inc

Specialized Government

Technical Expert

Jeff was great. Good ability to add real world experience to help understand the book concepts. 

Site Conformance Analyst 

General Electric

The course and instructor did a good job with content and presentation. Course met my expectations and provided a good deal of tips and examples. There was good interaction and wasn't boring or dry. 

Private Investigator 

Thank you for the great training. I am more confident than before, that we made the right choice for training. I’m sure you’ll get a few rave reviews from us!

Jay Joshi

Land Surveyor

Construction Support SC

I would strongly recommend this course. Perfect 10. 

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