Drone Pro Academy | Essentials Course

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Getting started with mountain climbing may seem intimidating, but with Julia's expert guidance you'll be up the summit faster than you could have ever expected. Learn all the skills and confidence needed to tackle the most daunting situations with ease. Pretty soon, a trip up to the mountains will be the best part of your week!

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The path to becoming an expert mountaineer and cliffhanger takes dedication and time, but if you put your mind to it, you'll have no problem becoming one of the best. What are you waiting for?



  • Welcome!
  • Join your local Drone Club (updated)

Module 1 | The Drone


  • 1.1 Intro / Safety
  • 1.2 Anatomy of a Drone
  • 1.3 What Drone Should I Buy?
  • 1.3.5 Beginner Drone options, Setup and Operation
  • 1.4 Camera Drone Unboxing / Setup
  • 1.5 DJI Flight Simulator
  • 1.5.2 How to Fly - Flight Training and Drills
  • 1.6 Intelligent Flight Modes

Module 2 | The Camera


  • 2.1 Best Camera Settings
  • 2.2 Exposure Tutorial - Daylight and Lowlight
  • 2.3 "Secret Sauce" Smooth Camera Settings
  • 2.4 Advanced Photo Modes
  • 2.5 DroneLapse

Module 3 | Bonus Material


  • 3.1 Maintenance - How to Deep Cycle DJI Smart Batteries (Important!)
  • 3.2 How to Travel with your Drone
  • 3.3 DJI App Auto Update Tip!
  • 3.4 Best Apps to use with Your Drone
  • 3.5 Drone Webinar Training!

About Your Instructor

Chris  Newman

Chris Newman

Professional Drone Pilot

Chris Newman is a passionate professional remote controlled aerial videographer/photographer. Seven years in film and cinematography helped as a foundation in his aerial career. His passion and drive leads to amazing, dynamic, and cinematic shots. Equipped with technical ability, he designs and maintains his own helicopters that can heft cameras up to the Red Epic. A sampling of his clients include: Subaru, Ford, Mazda, Bear Naked Granola, Devin Super Tramp, Bass Pro Shops, Corridor Digital, Mountain Dew, Monster Energy, Goal Zero, and Contour Camera. He has also recently filmed the aerials for a Robert Duvall Feature Film and for IMAX in Haiti.


Rope Management

Cleaning Equipment

Common Mistakes

The Best Ways to Start

Emergency Procedures

How to Climb


This was the best course I've ever taken in my entire life.
Cathy Wilson CEO @ MFC
This is the only resource to level up my climbing game!
Manuel Werson NYT Bestselling Author
If you need a challenge, this is the course for you!
Sidra Bathar Classy Dame


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Bonus Material


Climbing 101

$39 value
All about how you can climb the tallest mountains in just over 3 months. A very popular eBook!


Advanced Support

$100 value
Get in touch with me on a weekly basis to go over how you're learning is progressing!


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