The drone industry is growing leaps and bounds and it seems like everyone is looking to cash in on the unmanned gold rush. Everyone that is, except for the organizers of the West Texas Drone Workshop. While many other drone events feel that they can Command prices of hundreds of dollars to show you who’s the Boss, the organizers of this workshop are taking a different approach. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars (or more), attendees will spend a whole day learning about drones from established industry experts (and get a killer lunch) for just $35!
Building on Success
Frustrated by overpriced drone conventions and workshops that offered little in the way of substance, Sparky Sorenson decided to try something unusual; put on a drone workshop for free.* With experts from the cinematography, mapping, hardware, training, and regulatory sectors, attendees received a crash course on the drone industry and lessons on how to get started and build their own drone programs.
*Attendees paid ~$20 for a fully catered lunch. (There’s no such thing as a free lunch, right?)
The West Texas Drone Workshop, coming to Abilene, TX on November 16-17, is the spiritual successor to that event and promises to provide even more value for current and aspiring UAS pilots.
VIP Coaching Sessions
Pilots looking for more in-depth instruction can opt for a VIP Coaching Session on Sunday. Pilots who choose this will get theoretical and hands-on training with their chosen instructor in Cinematography, Mapping, Thermography, or Photography.
This experience will cost an additional $50, but it’s well worth it. I have personally flown with each of these pilots and can say this is an insane deal. It’s even more incredible given the level of experience you will be getting. This type of coaching would normally cost $1,000+. IMHO, this is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to develop their technical skillset.
Who Should Attend the Workshop?
Really, the low cost of this event makes it great for anyone who is even remotely interested in drones. Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned pilot looking to move into another industry vertical, you’re sure to take something away from this event.
Early bird prices end soon; so head over to the West Texas Drone Workshop site now! There you can learn more about the event and take advantage of discounted tickets and special hotel rates.
But Wait; There’s More!
As if a full day of awesome training isn’t enough, WTDW attendees will receive a free 3 Month Subscription to the Drone Academy or 50% off our lifetime membership! Sign up for our FREE Drone Academy Community Edition and join the WTDW Group to get a head start on the event!