Learn from the best in the UAS industry. Our faculty consists of leading industry experts with unrivaled experience in the UAS field. Aerodrome instructors have thousands of hours of UAS flight time and several decades of combined UAS industry experience. So you can be confident that you’ll be well prepared for your future.


David Jones


David currently serves on the FAA Workgroup assigned to the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) which is revising knowledge testing for virtually all FAA Certificates. He has served on the FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee’s Workgroup for Part 147 revision as well as workgroups looking at implementing the recommended changes to part 147, and revisions to the Mechanic Oral and Practical testing process.

He has more than 35 years of experience in education/training involving flight and ground instruction, and equipment operator training experience. David has worked with commercial, governmental, and educational entities to develop aviation maintenance training involving all aspects of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operation and maintenance.

Training and Certifications

Federal Aviation Administration Certifications

. Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings
. Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land, Instrument Rating Current Books in Print Avotek Aeronautical Dictionary – Second Edition
By David Jones ISBN: 1-933189-20-7

Joanne Leming, Director of Education


Ms. Leming has been a leader in the Las Vegas post-secondary educational community for the past 20 years. In 2012, her focus shifted into the aviation arena, where her efforts were instrumental in opening the first for-profit FAA Part 147 Aircraft Maintenance Technician School in the State of Nevada.

As Director of Education for The Aerodrome since May 2014, Ms. Leming continues to pursue her passion for aviation education. Ms. Leming is committed to the future of unmanned aviation and the impact it will have on her students and community.

The past 4 years have provided opportunities for Ms. Leming to participate in aviation education at all levels, including her favorite experience, training middle school students to fly small unmanned aircraft.