CTU Drone Academy

The purpose of CTU Drone Academy, hereinafter referred to DA, is to provide students from CTU with an interesting out-of-educational-process activity focused on the field of unmanned aerial vehicles and thus increase their interest and awareness in this area.

 

The DA provides:

  • FLIGHT LESSONS - practical lessons of drones piloting/steering in DA Indoor Flying Arena for beginners and advanced. More info below.

  • Simulator RealFlight RF-X available during flying lessons mentioned above  

  • SCIENCE LECTURES – drone technologies, legislative, drone application in industry, precision agriculture, navigation means, sense & avoid systems, drone building and others nowadays topics related to drones. Program of lectures is mentioned below and in EVENTS calendar. Previous VIDEOS and presentations here.

  • DRONE RACING - measuring of drone piloting skills among flying lessons absolvents and professional pilots.

Drone academy lecturers are experienced modelers with extensive experience in the field of flying, drone design and operation.

All lessons and lectures are going to be held in FEE building, Dejvická campus, Technická 2, Prague 6, room T2:H1-34 (CTU DA Indoor Fligth Arena) which is a laboratory dedicated for unmanned aerial systems and newly reconstructed.

 

Flight lessons enrolling in winter Semester 2018/2019

The flying lessons in summer semestr is composed for CTU students with ADVANCED drone flying skills. We invite all absolvents of winter beginners level and all new enthusiasts who have more than 3 hours of drone flying.  
Registration for will be open HERE since February 11th 2019  till full capacity.

Flying lessons have started on  February 28th (T2:H1-34).

Flying lessons will be open during summer semestr every Thursday from 16:30 till 17:30 in 2 slots (each hour). Each registered student can choose the slot before lesson, the capacity of the slot is 10 students. Two students can pilot drone in parallel at the same time. Remaining time can be used to practice the flying simulator or take a rest and watch others. In case of insufficient capacity we will open next slots.

Please do not forget canceling your slot in case of your inability to come for opening to next student.

We supposed to open beginners level flight lessons in winter semester.  The registration will be open in September 2019.


Program of flight lessons for advanced level (preliminary):

28.2.2019 - Indoor arena flight lesson: introduction, rules of DA, demonstrating of aviation skills

7.3.2019 - Indoor arena flight lesson: really exact basic drone movements, floor marks trace, exact landing

14.3.2019 - Indoor arena flight lesson: really exact basic drone movements, floor marks trace, exact landing

21.3.2019 - Indoor arena flight lesson: drone horizontally/vertically circling around many poles

28.3.2019 - Indoor arena flight lesson: drone horizontally/vertically circling around many poles

4.4.2019 - Indoor arena flight lesson: flying with glasses

11.4.2019 - Indoor arena flight lesson: flying with glasses

18.4.2019 - Indoor arena flight lesson: flying with glasses

25.4.2019 - Outdoor flying lesson

2.5.2019 - Outdoor flying lesson

9.5.2019 - Outdoor flying lesson

16.5.2019 Final flying competition

 

 


Lecturers of the CTU Drone Academy

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Zdeněk Svatý

is and employee and PhD student at the same time at the Institute of Forensic Experiment in Transport - Faculty of Transportation Sciences, CTU in Prague. He is actively involved in the field of unmanned vehicles operation, safety, and application. Within CTU, he provides activities related to the legislation and operation of unmanned vehicles in relation to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Rep. At the same time he is a registered pilot for several unmanned vehicles operated at CTU. In his spare time, he is an active RC modeler with a focus on multi-engine models, his passion is mainly FPV flying.

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Ladislav Keller

is a pilot of large transport aircraft and flight safety expert, now an employee of the Institute of Air Transport - Faculty of Transportation Sciences, CTU in Prague. In his spare time, he publishes books (Accidents of Transport Aircraft in Czechoslovakia, Parts 1-4, Carriage of Aircraft in Czechoslovakia and is the author of several chapters in the Pilot Textbook). He flies practically with all kinds of models, including multi-copters, and publishes in this area as well. He is the author of the Teaching Texts for UAS pilots. He is a registered pilot at the CAA and teaches unmanned vehicles operators at several schools.

Drones available in DA

4x Gravit Vision FPV Gravit Vision FPV

3x Dromida Vista

Dromida Vista
2x Walkera runner Walkera runner
2x ARdrone 2.0 ARdrone 2.0
2x DJI 550 DJI 550