PACE Regional Spring Drone Trainings 2020

Spring 2020

Photo of hand holding a small drone, with the word PACE to the right 

As a member of PACE, your district can send one individual to our drone training program at no cost (a $1,500 value).


This one day, 8-hour training covers all topics required to pass the written test for FAA Remote Pilot Certification. The remote pilot certificate is required to act as pilot in command of a small unmanned aircraft system, also known as a drone, for any purpose other than as a hobby. 

No prior aviation knowledge is necessary.

In this class you will receive everything you need to get started including a study book, current aeronautical chart, airport facility directory, sample checklist, and a practice test with actual FAA exam questions. Two weeks prior to the class, attendees will be provided with study materials that will need to be reviewed before attending this training. You will leave the class ready to schedule and pass your FAA Part 107 license exam.

Attendees will receive real world, practical tools that can be used for every flight including operational safety. You will leave the class ready to schedule and pass your FAA Part 107 license exam. Class size will be limited to 10 students which allows for a great atmosphere for small group work and opportunities for one-on-one conversations with a drone expert. Your instructor is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor with over 20 years of commercial aviation experience.


March 4, 2020: Salem, OR

Special District Association of Oregon

727 Center St. NE Salem, OR 97301

1st Floor Conference Room

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March 18, 2020: Roseburg, OR

Umpqua Community College

1140 Umpqua College Road

Roseburg, OR 97470

Wayne Crooch Hall - Room 14 (WCH14)

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April 8, 2020: Bend, OR

Central Oregon Community College


2600 NW College Way, Bend OR 97703 


Coats Campus Center – Room CCC 116


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April 29, 2020: Wilsonville, OR

TVF&R South Operating Center


8445 SW Elligsen Rd Wilsonville, OR 97070


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Due to limited class sizes, only one individual for each member entity can attend this training. Registration will close ten business days prior to each class; if there are less than five registrants, it will be canceled, and registrants will be notified by email.

Registered attendees that are not able to make their scheduled training must provide at least two-weeks' notice of cancelation, or their district will be charged $500 for the cost of materials and the trainer. No shows will also be charged. Since there is a lot of interest for these classes, we appreciate as much notice as possible for cancelations so we can move people off of any waitlists. Please call 800-285-5461 or email  if you need to cancel your registration.


8:30am - 4:30pm 


No cost for PACE members.


Can't make an in-person training? Find out more about our Online Drone Training opportunities.

For additional drone information, head to the Special Districts Association of Oregon webpage on drones.