AeroVista Innovations Drone Academy Policy

AeroVista Innovations/AeroVista Drone Academy (AVI/AVDA) Polices are outlined below. You should read the AVI/AVDA Policies prior to enrolling in one of our courses and participating in an event.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel more than 10 (ten) calendar days prior to the class for which you have registered a 10% cancellation/processing fee will be deducted from your refund
  • If you cancel within 10 days or less of the start of your registered course a 50% cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund.
  • You may reschedule a class and have any funds minus the cancellation/processing fee applied to the same course taken within 1 (one) year of the original registration date. If that same course is no longer being offered, a similar course can be selected.


You will be unable to re-schedule or receive a refund if you do not show up to a class without prior notice.


In the event of inclement weather, we will still host the classroom (Ground School) portion of the class but reschedule the outdoor flying (Flight School) for a designated makeup date and time. Our expert pilots will make a course day decision about the opportunity to fly outdoors. We will try our best to get the flying in, but due to restrictions and limitations beyond our control we cannot guarantee outdoor flying during a course. When and where appropriate the pilot(s) may conduct the flying portion of the course in an appropriate indoor facility.


By enrolling and participating in an AVI/AVDA event/course, participants agree to release AVI/AVDA from all liability relating to injuries that may occur during participation in an AVI/AVDA course/event. Participants agree to accept full responsibility and assume all risks to their health, any injury or death that may result from such participation regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence or otherwise.

Participants agree not to sue and to hold harmless AVI/AVDA or any company affiliated with its owners, partners, officers, employees, students, other participants or representatives, or otherwise. Participants release and discharge AVI/AVDA, its owners, partners, officers, employees, students, volunteers, other participants and their assigns, representatives and successors from any liability to participants, their representatives, estate, heirs, next of kin, and assigns for any and all claims and causes of actions for loss of or for damage to participant’s property and for any and all illness or injury including financial responsibility for injuries incurred and death, that may result from or occur by participating in the activities of drone flying whether caused by negligence of the company, its owners, partners, officers, employees, students, volunteers, other participants or representatives or otherwise. Participants further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless AVI/AVDA, its owners, partners, officers, employees, students, other participants, volunteers and their assigns representatives and successors from and against liability, losses, damages, claims, causes of action, cost or expenses including attorneys’ fees which directly arise out of participant negligence or intentional acts or omissions arising out of participating in an AVI/AVDA course/event.

Participants also acknowledge the risks involved in flying drones/UAVs. These include but are not limited to flying objects, spinning propellers, weather changes in particular wind as well as the drone itself. Participants understand that each person is participating voluntarily and that they understand the risks of participating in the course/event. Additionally, participants agree that they do not have any conditions that will increase their likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this activity.

Participants agree to forfeit all rights to bring a suit against AVI/AVDA, it owners, partners, officers, employers, students, volunteers, other participants and their assigns, representatives, and successors for any reason. Participants will receive training for the course in which they have enrolled and as outlined in the course/event description. Participants agree to make every effort to obey safety precautions as listed in writing and as explained verbally to participants. Participants agree to ask for clarification when needed.


AVI/AVDA is not responsible for any future changes in FAA regulations or any new products drone manufacturer’s equipment changes that are placed in the market. Our classes are focused on regulations in force and products used in the course/event.

AVI/AVDA in no way takes any responsibility for errors or omissions in our content or curriculum. The operator is ultimately responsible for understanding all rules and regulations and abiding to those rules. Our course curriculum must not be considered legal advice. AVI/AVDA does not copy or distribute any teaching materials.

AVI/AVDA class materials may not be recorded, reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose not expressly permitted by AVI/AVDA. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained, reviewed or covered by AVIAVDA without express written permission of AVI/AVDA.

Participants who enroll in the course fully understand and agree to the terms as outlined above.

Last updated May 3, 2016