Tim Trott has been a small business owner since leaving a career in radio and television broadcasting. Tim operated a successful security and fire alarm business in the Orlando area and sold that business in 1994 before moving to the Panhandle.

Tim was one of the first 400 applicants to be granted an exemption under Section 333, and passed the FAA Remote Pilot Certification on the first day it was available and also passed the FAA’s Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) exam. He has helped over 700 students to pass the FAA written exam for the Remote Pilot Certification under Part §107 with his classes, e-books and online training.  In addition, Tim also holds a Student Pilot license and is a current member of the Flight School Association of North America, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, and recently joined the Experimental Aircraft Association.

He has recently begun training as a presenter for the FAA Safety Team, hopefully specializing in UAS topics.

Mr. Trott is a regular contributor to and has been featured on and has contributed interviews to podcasts, including The UAV Digest and Drone Radio Show. He also assisted with beta testing of the Verifly drone insurance mobile app.

Tim Trott has authored a number of books currently available on, including The Droner’s Guide and UAS Operations: Ground School Study Guide for passing the FAA Drone Exam. He is currently working to complete “Out of the Blue: The Life and Legend of Kirby-Sky King- Grant”, the actor who starred in the 1950’s television that is acknowledged to have inspired aviation careers, from airline pilots to NASA astronauts.

,Tim Trott has taught drone and UAS related classes at Gulf Coast Law Enforcement Academy in Panama City and Valencia College School of Public Safety in Orlando, as well as a class on Applications for 360/VR at Pat Thomas Academy in Tallahassee.

Mr. Trott is married (1967) and has one daughter and one granddaughter.

As featured on the podcast, Drone Radio Show # 51 – Listen here

FDLE Instructor Certification #329775
Remote Pilot Certification (8/29/2016)

(The term “Drone Professor” is used as a trade name only and is not a degree designation)

Member: FAA Safety Team, EAA, AOPA, AUVSI, AMA, FSANA