Interested in the most cutting-edge defensive and offensive drone tactics? Performance Drone Works (PDW) will present a summary of their five-day manual UAV course.

Introduction to Advanced Manual UAV Pilot Training, presented by Performance Drone Works
  • REGISTER: Wednesday, July 11 | 1030 – 1130
  • REGISTER: Thursday, July 12 | 1145 – 1245

Warrior Expo East attendees who register for the one-hour training will experience a snapshot of the five-day, hands-on course designed to give elite military operators with no prior manual UAV experience functional competency in the safe operation and effective piloting of high-performance manual UAVs.

The curriculum informs participants on all things required for the safe and effective usage of FPV quadcopter drones for in-field use.

Day 1: Classroom

Overview of FPV flight, equipment, RF technologies, drone input control and live demonstration. Drone assembly module provides participant the change to build a drone from start to finish.

Day 2: Simulator

Full day of virtual flying using DRL’s state-of-the-art FPV simulator intended as a 1:1 replica of a performance drone that replicate world flight with accurate physics. Participant completes engaging lesson series.

Day 3/4: Flight

Participant will receive an in-depth instruction on radio transmission necessary for FPV flight in addition to gaining experience flying an ultra-durable small-scale FPV training drone.

Day 5: Advanced Flight

Under the instruction of a professional DRL pilot, participants will operate a race-equipped Racer3 craft through various courses designed to simulate real-world environments..

Want to try something different? Check out the following courses are custom-tailored for different agencies. We cut out irrelevant details and focus on the scenarios you’re likely to face, whether you’re a Program Manager, Procurement Specialist, or end user.

All courses are delivered in a hands-on format by experts who have lived—and survived—what they teach.


Register for Warrior Expo East and choose your courses


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  • Receive course credits
  • Learn from subject matter experts
  • Walk away with hands-on, scenario-based training


Surviving Active Violence Events (SAVE)

With the increase in workplace violence, school shootings, and domestic terrorism across our nation, PFC created a course designed for participants to learn how to assess, react to, and survive rapidly unfolding active violence events.

  • REGISTER: Wednesday, July 11 | 1445 – 1615
Battle Born Leadership

What type of leader will people willingly follow into harm's way? How do you become that leader? This instructional clinic on operational leadership answers these questions through lecture and short exercises.

  • REGISTER: Wednesday, July 11 | 1145 – 1315
  • REGISTER: Thursday, July 12 | 1300 – 1430
Modern Use-of-Force & Legal Review

Some use-of-force scenarios are unavoidable, based on studies of career offenders and assailants. Therefore, armed professionals must be educated, aware, and prepared-physically and intellectually.

  • REGISTER: Thursday, July 12 | 0930 – 11130
Streamlined Procurement: An Open Forum

Following a discussion on End of Year (EOY) funding strategies, attendees will participate in an open forum Q&A session with speakers from NIB, GSA, DLA, and Source America.

  • REGISTER: Wednesday, July 11 | 1330 – 1430


July 11 & 12 | Virginia Beach, VA

2017 | Warrior Expo Registration - Attendee with CLASS SESSIONS

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