Anyone can fly a drone for fun. However, flying a drone for commercial purposes requires licensing under the FAA Part 107 regulations. If you are at least 16 years old and are considering flying a drone for more than just recreation, you will need a remote pilot airman certificate with a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) rating. This course prepares students for the FAA Part 107 certification exam for remote pilots.
Course participants will acquire the aeronautical knowledge necessary to pass the required FAA aeronautical knowledge test. Through our experienced instructor, you will learn about safety, airworthiness, weather, and maintaining the vital communications link between the control station and the UAS, as well as privacy guidelines that the FAA has put in place for all airmen. Additionally discussed are FAA inspections and testing and the reporting procedures governing injury and property damage – facts of life that must be considered despite every attempt at avoidance.
Join us and take this important step that will license you as a certified UAS pilot in this burgeoning industry.
Alyson Lester, PE, is a licensed professional engineer in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is an FAA Certified Unmanned Aircraft Pilot. She is the owner of AL Engineering and Design, LLC, a civil engineering firm specializing in water resources and land development projects which uses drones to photograph and document sites. She has taught science and engineering courses at the college level for the last 7 years.