FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Exam Training

Get the in-person training you need to confidently pass the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot (drone) exam and start working with drones:

  • Customized, affordable and engaging on-site training to prepare you and your team for the FAA Remote Pilot exam
  • Interactive online training and testing to reinforce the knowledge you learned in class
  • A Curriculum using the latest FAA Remote Pilot sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) Airmen Certification Standards to organize your training and ensure we cover everything you need to know
  • Discounts for our First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS, Emergency Management). I’m proud to be currently working with law enforcement.
  • Training schedule can be tailored to your needs – I’m happy to accommodate your time and learning style
  • Your Instructor is an FAA licensed Private Pilot, Remote Pilot and US Army veteran (aviation) who teaches you what you need to know and why it is important to real-world flight operations in the National Airspace System

 

Drone Flight Operations Training

What’s next after earning your Remote Pilot certificate? Learn to fly drones safely and professionally.

Flight Operations and Procedures training uses the same approach as manned-aircraft pilots and incorporates standardized procedures, checklists, risk assessment and decision-making as well as pre-flight familiarization with aircraft systems and emergency procedures.  The drone training flights are designed to build pilot skills, confidence and constant awareness of the flight environment so they are prepared for the “what-ifs.” You and your team will learn and have fun with in-person instruction on:

  • Standard Operating Procedures – processes and checklists to maximize safety and mission success, including detailed pre-flight procedures customized for your organization
  • Pre-Flight Planning – hands-on training to make sure your flights are legal and safe, including identifying FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions, controlled airspace and how and when to use the LAANC system to obtain FAA airspace authorizations
  • Understanding your Drone’s Systems – be confident using your drone’s software, controller, the DJI Go app, flight modes, critical settings and emergency procedures to save your drone and reduce the risk of an accident. Includes maintenance, record-keeping logs and Lithium battery safety
  • Flight Training – hands-on scenario-based training to conduct thorough site-assessments, plan for reducing risk, work as a team (Crew Resource Management) and fly practical exercises that build your skills. Practice your control inputs, reverse orientation and wind’s effect on flight and performance. Emphasis is on situational awareness and safety throughout the flight process.
  • Night Operations Training – coursework and practical training required by the FAA to fly under the 107.29 Daylight Waiver that allows night flying, including recognizing and overcoming visual illusions caused by darkness and understanding physiological conditions that may degrade night vision.

Are you ready to:

  • Start a drone program that meets FAA requirements, improves safety and reduces liability and risk?
  • Learn to fly drones safely and professionally and stay proficient with recurrent, scenario-based training?
  • Understand and maintain the hardware and software that are part of your Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)?

If you’re ready to fly, I’m happy to talk with you about your goals and work with you to get there. I serve CT, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine (other areas by request).

Call Jason at 860-391-6035 or email:


Testimonials

“Jason put so much time in, and wants our officers to succeed. I can’t thank him enough for helping our officers. We couldn’t have asked for more.” – Captain Mario Arriaga, Plainfield Police Department

“Having an instructor involved [compared to an online course] made the class easy to study for. Any questions that arose would be answered immediately. This class was well worth the money and I have already recommended it multiple times.” – Sergeant W. Wolfburg

“I felt very confident taking the FAA test. Without the coaching and training, I don’t think I would have passed.This is a great course. The instructor actually came to my house to help me and another candidate prep for the exam. He goes above and beyond.” – Sergeant G. Geyer

“I felt 100% ready to go for the FAA Part 107 exam. The hands-on approach of this course was much better than an online drone course I took. I retained the information easier and the very thorough presentations ensured better understanding of concepts. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to pass the test on the first try. Very thorough and informative.” – Officer Z. Wells

“Jason is a great instructor and always willing to help. Also, the online quiz and practice exams were good and easy to navigate.” – Officer J. Diaz

“Our instructor was very professional and committed to the success of our police department.” – Officer R. Barile


Our Course Curriculum

The FAA Part 107 remote pilot exam covers a large amount of information.  The FAA takes training of remote pilots very seriously since they will be operating unmanned aircraft within the national airspace system.  Small UAS pilots are required to know much of what is required in the FAA Private Pilot exam for manned-aircraft so they can safely and legally operate in national airspace. This curriculum uses the FAA Remote Pilot sUAS Airmen Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-10A) to organize the required knowledge for the training course.  As a manned-aircraft pilot, your instructor will train you on the following knowledge areas and their application to real-world scenarios. It is one thing to take a Part 107 course and memorize the rules for the test.  It is another to grasp the importance of the rules and truly understand how they affect the safety of pilots in the air, your UAS crew and people and property on the ground.

  • General – general requirements of 14 CFR Part 107 (applicability to operations, definitions, ramifications to falsifying information, accident reporting and inspections, testing and demonstration of compliance). Also: NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and how it can benefit remote pilots and the FAA.
  • Operating Rules – for operating and registering sUAS (22 knowledge areas including registration, medical, responsibility and authority of the Remote Pilot in Command, daylight operations, see and avoid policy, prior authorization for operation in controlled airspace, prohibited and restricted areas, operating limitations)
  • Remote Pilot Certification with an sUAS Rating – requirements of the certification process (offenses involving drugs and alcohol, drug tests, eligibility requirements, aeronautical knowledge recency)
  • Waivers – waiver policy and requirements
  • Airspace Classification – knowledge of airspace (Class B, C,D, E controlled airspace, Class G uncontrolled airspace), special-use airspace, such as prohibited, restricted, warning areas, military operation areas, alert areas, and controlled firing areas. Other airspace areas, such as Airport Advisory Services, Military Training Routes (MTRs), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), Parachute Jump Operations, Terminal Radar Service Areas (TRSAs), National Security Areas (NSA) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) routes.  Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the National Airspace System.
  • Airspace Operational Requirements – knowledge of operational requirements including Basic weather minimums, ATC authorizations and operating limitations, Operations near airports, Potential flight hazards and the NOTAM system.
  • Sources of Weather – knowledge of sources of weather information including weather briefings, METAR, TAF, weather charts and observing systems (ASOS and AWOS)
  • Effects of Weather on Performance – understanding of weather factors and their effects on performance, including density altitude, wind and currents, atmospheric stability, pressure and temperature, air masses and fronts, thunderstorms and microbursts, tornadoes, icing, hail, fog, ceiling and visibility and lightning.
  • General loading and performance of an sUAS – understanding general loading and performance (balance, stability and center of gravity) and importance and use of performance data.
  • Radio Communications Procedures – understanding of airport operations with and without an operating control tower, Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) to monitor manned aircraft communications, traffic advisory procedures used by manned aircraft pilots, Aeronautical advisory communications station (UNICOM), Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS), Aircraft call signs and registration numbers, Phonetic alphabet and Phraseology (altitude, directions, speed and time)
  • Airport Operations – understanding of the types of airports (such as towered, uncontrolled towered, heliport, and seaplane bases), ATC towers and communications for situational awareness, Runway markings and signage, Traffic patterns used by manned aircraft, Security Identification Display Areas (SIDA), Sources for Airport data (Aeronautical charts, Chart Supplements) and Avoiding bird and wildlife hazards and reporting collisions between aircraft and wildlife.
  • Emergency Procedures – knowledge of sUAS emergency procedures, including Emergency planning and communication, The characteristics and potential hazards of lithium batteries (Safe transportation, such as proper inspection and handling, Safe charging, Safe usage, Risks of fires involving lithium batteries), Loss of aircraft control link and fly-aways, Loss of Global Positioning System (GPS) signal during flight and potential consequences and Frequency spectrums and associated limitations.
  • Aeronautical Decision-making – knowledge of Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM) [Effective team communication and task management], Crew Resource Management (CRM), Situational awareness, Hazardous attitudes and Hazard identification and risk assessment.
  • Physiology – understanding of Physiological considerations and their effects on safety, such as dehydration and heatstroke, Drug and alcohol use, Prescription and over-the-counter medication, Hyperventilation, Stress and fatigue, Factors affecting vision and Fitness for flight.
  • Maintenance and Inspection Procedures – understanding of Basic maintenance and Preflight inspection, Techniques to mitigate mechanical failures of all elements used in sUAS operations such as the battery and/or any device(s) used to operate the sUAS, Appropriate record keeping and Persons that may perform maintenance on an sUAS.