The program categorizes drone pilots with certain dexterity and knowledge. Badges are like certifications that qualify a pilot for job opportunities. This provides DroneUp with the ability to match pilots with the appropriate skills to the corresponding job niche, maximizing efficiency and client satisfaction. The program features a variety of objectives. When the badge is earned, it appears in the pilot’s profile on the DroneUp mobile app.
Knowing our pilots are up to the challenge, we have current missions that award badges once proof of content or documents are submitted. These badges are relatively simple in nature to earn, however, as missions become more complex, so will earning a badge to list on the pilot profile. New badges are created regularly to keep pilot certifications modernized.
These badges can be found in the Achievements section via the DroneUp mobile app.
Pilot has captured a 360 image via a deployed mission or by the pilots own initiative.
Capturing content like Buildings, Construction, Solar, Wind Turbines, Power Lines or Cell Towers would qualify for this badge.
Pilot must show proficiency with autonomous mapping app(s) and show proof of their orthomosaic work.
Pilot has taken Certificate of Authorization (COA) training.
Pilot shows video that includes smooth and cinematic abilities. Please check the DroneUp app for detailed instructions on this badge.
Pilots obtains and uploads proof of a Daylight 107.29 waiver.
Pilot shows at least 5 flying hours, providing a screenshot of flying hours in the DJI Go App’s “Flying Records” section.
Pilot shows at least 25 flying hours, providing a screenshot from the DJI Go App’s “Flying Records” section.
Pilot shows at least 50 flying hours, providing a screenshot from the DJI Go App’s “Flying Records” section.
Pilot has registered their drone(s) with the FAA.
Pilot uses the Hangar app to capture an interactive 360 image.
Pilot has shown proficiency in the use of the Hangar Autopilot platform.
Pilot shows proof of drone liability insurance with coverage of $1 million or more.
Pilot shows a screenshot of obtaining and using the Litchi app.
Pilot has provided documentation of successfully passing a Night Flight Course.
Pilot shows certification which demonstrates compliance with FAA.
Pilot completes the 107 Prep Course and Practice Exam that we provide online.
Earned by completing and scoring 90% or better on the DroneUp Safe Operations course test.
Refer a friend to download the DroneUp app and email firstname.lastname@example.org of their username so we can verify the referral was successful.
Pilot must achieve one of the following: Complete a DroneUp Search and Rescue mission. Show proof of a routine Search and Rescue exercise.
Pilot tags and shares content about DroneUp through their social media channels.
Pilot has successfully flown a weather related mission and submits content from deployed mission.
Pilot provides a screenshot showing proof of membership with Verifly Insurance.