We looking for some qualified instructors to join us.  This may be an unprecedented ground-floor opportunity for a retired pilot or flight instructor. The demand for quality training will only increase.
Join us as we develop the cirriculum
This is your opportunity to stake out the specialty where your knowledge and experience most interest you. Your input at this stage will be the foundation of Treetop Academy as we present classroom training. In addition to preparing the new pilots to take the FAA written exam, specialty classes will be presented to specific industries such as agriculture, law enforcement, engineering and more.
How do I become a Treetop Academy instructor?
If this sounds like a fun part-time opportunity, please send an email to  cv@treetop.academy.
Compensation
Instructors are part-time independent contractors.  All travel expenses to the training  locations is included in the compensation.
Qualification- Light Drone Flight Instructors
We are looking for instructors who have experience flying small drones and can demonstrate their knowledge to students. Qualified instructors will provide their own aircraft to produce videos that demonstrate the principals of the lesson.
We are looking for experienced pilots who have aeronautical knowledge such as FAA Part 91-"General Operating And Flight Rules", Part 103-"Ultralight vehicles" or Part 61 - "Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, And Ground Instructors". The aeronautical knowledge that the FAA will require for the Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate will come from these sections and from the FAA Airman's Information Manual (AIM). 
Timing like this doesn't come along very often and small drones are the next exciting opportunity.  Real success lies in taking the right chance at the right moment.

People that know how to fly small drone aircraft are about to have a whole new world of opportunities open up to them. The photography and videography trades are already using small drones as flying camera platforms.  Pipeline and transmission line inspections, crop survey and Search and Rescue are already flying drones - it's cheaper and faster, as well as safer than renting a helicopter and pilot. 

It's an exciting time to be a part of this new economy. Add the valuable and rewarding knowledge of aerial imaging to your skill-set.
The FAA will require a Remote Pilot Certificate obtained by passing a written test. The need for training will be huge and this is your opportunity to be on the ground floor.
There are a number of drone Flight Schools - How is Treetop Academy Different?
Yes, there quite a few places you can get drone flight training. At the high end there are colleges that offer drone flight training, usually as a secondary certificate to an engineering degree. At the other end there are dozens of online training videos on You Tube, but these tend to be how-to-fly videos for hobby flyers of a specific model of small UAV aircraft. Treetop Academy is designed for those who want to use their small UAV aircraft for a business pursuit. Treetop Academy will present a comprehensive ground school in a classroom setting to prepare new sUAS pilots to take the written exam for the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.

We are in the early stages of a brand new business revolution.

Classes will be taught in various locations around the country as needed. The ideal Treetop Academy instructor would be a retired pilot as there will be weekend travel.  
We are in the early stages of a brand new business revolution.
We are in the early stages of a brand new business revolution.
Treetop.Academy is operated by MannMade Digital Video (www.mmdv.com)
Treetop.Academy is operated by MannMade Digital Video (www.mmdv.com)
Treetop.Academy is operated by MannMade Digital Video (www.mmdv.com)
Treetop.Academy is operated by MannMade Digital Video (www.mmdv.com)