Get paid to fly drones! Are you looking to get ahead in one of the most exciting segments of the aviation / aerospace industry? Drones are used for a range of innovative applications from education to search and rescue, to real estate, law enforcement, construction, aerial photography, filming blockbusters and more.
Part 107 small UAS (sUAS) Course Overview for New Non-Pilots
In this course, you will learn about operating sUAS safely and legally, for both professional and commercial purposes. Most important, you will connect with resources to help you stay current on this quickly changing, innovative industry. According to projections from Global Industry Analysts, the U.S. small unmanned drone-as-a-service industry will generate $1.8 billion annually by 2020.
The FAA has developed regulations to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (small UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. The rules are specified in 14 CFR part 107 and address UAS classification, certification, and operating rules. This course is designed for non-pilots who are interested in obtaining their FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.
To be eligible, the FAA requires that applicants are at least 16 years old;able to read, speak, write, and understand English (exceptions may be made); be in a physical and mental condition to safely operate a small UAS; and ultimately pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam.
Course Content and Objectives
Airman Certification Standards and Applicable Regulations
Airspace Classifications, Operating Requirements, and Flight Restrictions
Aviation Weather Sources
Effects of Weather on Small Unmanned Aircraft Performance
Small Unmanned Aircraft Loading Procedures and Performance
Crew Resource Management and Emergency Procedures
Radio Communication Phraseology and Procedures
Physiological Factors Affecting Pilot Performance
Aeronautical Decision Making / Judgment
Airport Operations and Safety
Maintenance and Preflight Inspection Procedures
Registration and Marking Requirements for sUAS
Delivered live via the Internet by an AeroVenture instructor, the course meets over four (4) Saturday morning sessions, 10AM – 12PM EST via Google Hangoutsduring the cohorts offered below.
January 6 – 27 | March 10 – 31 | May 5 – 26
Each meeting will last approximately 2 hours. Homework will be assigned and completed by participants each week in order to earn the AeroVenture sUAS Certificate of Completion. Participants will need to register for a free Google Hangout account.
This course will culminate with a Certificate of Completion issued by AeroVenture, AOPA’s Best Flight School. This course is not intended to substitute for a license, degree, certification or required professional credential. To earn your FAA issued ‘remote pilot’ airman certificate with a small sUAS rating for commercial Part 107 operations:
1. Sign up for your preferred cohort with AeroVenture.
2. Complete our online training course.
3. Study and take the FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Remote Pilot Exam.
For more information, contact AeroVenture at (405) 355 AERO
or by e-mail at Info@AeroVenture.org.
Course Tuition: $499
Are you ready to earn your Remote Pilot Certificate?