Legally flying a drone for commercial use requires an FAA remote pilot certificate.
Are you certified?
Personal hobbyists, police, fire and rescue personnel, engineers, real estate agents, photographers, roofers and other professionals are using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for tasks ranging from racing and photography to surveillance and damage assessment. During this intensive two-day class, highly qualified UAS experts provide industry-leading classroom training and prepare drone pilots for the Part 107 Drone License exam. Topics include regulations, airspace, weather, loading and performance, and operations.
To obtain a remote pilot certificate, a drone pilot must pass the FAA’s airman knowledge test (conducted at an FAA-certified testing center). The Federal Aviation Administration needs to make sure that all commercial drone pilots have the ability to act responsibly, coordinate with Air Traffic Control in case of an emergencies, read aeronautical maps, and abide by all general aviation regulations and specific regulations pertaining to UAS. (Note: This is a test prep program. The examination is not administered as part of the program.)
- Course introduction and overview
- 14 CFR Part 107 - Regulations
- Airspace Classification
- Operational Requirements
- Flight Restrictions
- Airport Operations
- Loading and Performance
- Radio Communication Procedures
- Emergency Procedures
- Crew Resource Management
- Physiological Factors affecting Pilot Performance
- Aeronautical Decision Making
- Aviation Weather
- Perform basic flight maneuvers.
- Operate a variety of aircraft and their associated components.
- Utilize a safety management system in all areas of operations.
- Troubleshoot equipment issues and perform minor system maintenance.
Professional Drone Pilot Training programs are conducted by FAA-licensed unmanned aircraft pilots from Adam Ringle Consulting (ARC), a Delaware-based industry leader in UAS training. Training program content is provided by ARC and Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems (RMUS).
Who Should Participate?
- First responders (police, fire, rescue personnel)
- Insurance adjusters and real estate agents
- Reporters, film makers, producers, photographers, marketers, web designers
- Engineers, construction professionals, roofers
- Accident scene investigators
- Site and structure inspectors (tower, roofing, building, land surveyor, electrical line, oil and gas fields, agriculture)
- Construction estimators and project managers
- Aerial photographers
- Anyone interested in starting a UAS-based business
- UAS freelancers
- Emergency management professionals (federal, state and municipal level)
- Any other professionals or hobbyists using UAVs
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