Company Drone Launch Academy



David Young is a Lakeland native who has been living in Washington, DC with his wife and sons for the past seven years and is now back in his home city!  After graduating from Lakeland High School, he briefly attended Florida Institute of Technology where he received his Private Pilot’s License.  After realizing that he had a passion for numbers and business, he transferred to Florida State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.  David also received his master’s degree in Finance from Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Combining his passion for numbers and background in aviation, David founded Drone Launch Academy in 2016.  Drone Launch Academy is an online school that gives people the knowledge and tools they need to safely and profitably use drones for business.  They partner with industry experts to train students to take and pass drone-related FAA exams and to teach drone pilots how to implement new technology and best practices in their businesses.