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
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 1230 – 1330
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 1000 – 1100

Warrior Expo West 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 PDW’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 PDW 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.


Advance Your Agency: Principles & Practices for Training

Participants will learn the most effective way to develop, test, and deliver cutting-edge curriculum for their agencies and units, evaluating results where performance counts-during training and in the field.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 1400 – 1530
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.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 0900 – 1030
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 1330 – 1500
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.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 1115 – 1315
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.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 1100 – 1200
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