FAA Part 107 has made it even easier to Fly
Legally in the USA under 14 CFR Part 107. It's what we have all been
FAA Automatically Grants "blanket" COA'S -
As of March 23, 2015, the FAA will automatically
grant "blanket" COA's for flights at or below 200 feet to any UAS
operator with a Section 333 exemption, provided the aircraft weighs less
than 55 pounds, operations are conducted during daytime Visual Flight
Rules (VFR) conditions and within visual line of sight (VLOS) of the
pilots, and stay certain distances away from airports or heliports.
FAA Grants UAV Permits for Agriculture & Real Estate Companies -
The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday, the FAA issued exceptions
to the commercial UAV ban, permitting the monitoring of crops and real
estate use for aerial photographs of properties for sale. This is the
first time permits have been granted to agriculture and real estate
Deploys the RDASS Q1000 UAV -
HSE announces the deployment of the
new RDASS Q1000 4 rotor electric UAV. The RDASS Q1000 series is
designed to meet the hi-tech needs of the user at a price to meet any
city or county budget.
Chief Will Johnson announced that the Federal Aviation Administration
has given the city permission to get the rotors turning on the police
UAV drone project.
Supreme Court & The
4th Amendment - The US
Supreme Court has held that individuals do not generally have
Fourth Amendment rights with respect to aerial surveillance. Can the
lower courts or State, county, city municipalities outlaw the use of
UAV's for law enforcement?
UAV FAA Regulations
- For more
than five decades, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has
compiled a proven track record of introducing new technology and
aircraft safely into the National Airspace System (NAS).
is a real eye opener and will show
just how much an opportunity exists in this new and exciting technology
that is expected to have a $82.1 Billion economic growth and creating
over 100,000 new jobs in just the next 10 years. I also think you will
find this NBC Nightly News Report on Drones
If you're already operating under a
333 exemption, this is good for two years, and then you will operate
under Part 107 (see more on this below). If you're wanting to start
operating UAV in your existing business or as a new company, this will
be done under Part 107 (effective Aug. 2016)
Below are the basic things an operator must
know for flying under the small UAS rule (14 CFR part 107):
Must be at least 16 years old
Must pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an
FAA-approved knowledge testing center+
Must be vetted by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA)
+A person who already holds a pilot
certificate issued under 14 CFR part 61 and has successfully completed a
flight review within the previous 24 months can complete a part 107
online training course to satisfy this requirement.
Less than 55 lbs.
Must be registered
Class G airspace*
Must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight)*
Must fly under 400 feet*
Must fly during the day*
Must fly at or below 100 mph*
Must yield right of way to manned aircraft*
Must NOT fly over people*
Must NOT fly from a moving vehicle*
* All of these rules are subject to waiver
Click here for more information on Part 107 and how to
prepare for your Remote Pilot Test.
Everything you need and more to Fly legally with the FAA.
Includes Program Management Templates and
FAA COA/Section 333 Processing
FAA Paperwork: All Supporting documentation and paperwork and
Stem Block Diagrams
Safety and Procedure Documents
Post Fight Checklist
and Program Overview Template
Flight Program Templates
Standard Operating procedures
Flight Program Manual: Scene classifications, pilot
classification and pilot proficiency documents
Standard Training manuals
Air Worthiness: All details and support for certification
Templates for Policies and Procedures (SOP’s): All templates
and structure for program management and pilots. Includes skills
assessment and pilot qualifications
Safety: Guidelines for maintenance, quality assurance, and
Whether you are
jump starting your photography career or looking to change the world
with your new methods of farm surveying - you need to make sure you
follow the FAA laws regarding the commercial operation of drones.
If you are operating a drone (UAS) for commercial applications
without a FAA Section 333 Exemption - You can be fined $10,000+ by
So don't take the risk! File your Section 333 Exemption today!
David is a recently retired
Aviation Safety Inspector and the National Law Enforcement UAS Program
Resource manager within the FAA’s Flight Standards UAS Integration
Office. He has worked in the FAA since his 2008 retirement from the
Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service, Air Operations
Division in Oklahoma City where he served as the Director of Safety and
a Captain flying domestic and international operations for the Justice
Prisoner and Alien Transportation System. He is rated in multiple
transport aircraft including the Boeing 737, 727 and DC/9-MD-80 and is a
former Naval Aviator. David has accumulated over 14,000 flight
He is a graduate of the Navy
Post-Graduate School’s Aviation Safety School and the University of
Southern California’s Aviation Safety Management and Accident
Investigator certificate program. He graduated with Honors from the
Florida Institute of Technology in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in
Transportation Technology. He later earned a Master of Science in
Aerospace Science with minor in Aviation Business Management and Safety
from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. David is a veteran
of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and has received several
personal decorations during his military career. He has been published
in AIR BEAT Magazine and is frequently invited to speak to diverse
government and civilian audiences about Unmanned Aircraft Systems,
Aviation Safety, Safety Management Systems, Organizational Culture and
Organizational Change Management. In 2003, he was awarded the
Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP) Federal Aviation
Professional of the Year for significant contributions to Federal
Government Aviation Safety and he remains an active member of the ICAP.
Most recently, David was recognized as the FAA’s Aviation Safety
Inspector of the Year, and this past November, he was distinguished as a
recipient of the Department of Transportation “Secretary’s Silver Medal
Award” for Meritorious Contributions to Aviation Safety.
Kelly is an Attorney at Law and a retired Navy Air
Traffic Controller with a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry
Riddle Aeronautical University. Kelly has been involved with the
aviation community for over 30 years and is a former FAA Headquarters
Kelly is also a Project Engineer
for ENSCO, Inc. where she is responsible for airspace planning and
safety management of the Space Florida Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
initiative. Most recently, Kelly has written proposals for UAS Test
Sites and developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and guidance
documents for UAS operations within the State of Florida.
Prior to that assignment, Kelly was employed with AAR Airlift Group
providing Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 expeditionary
airlift and specialized aircraft modifications. As part of AAR’s diverse
products and services for government and defense customers, Kelly served
as the Rotary Wing Program Manager supporting critical U.S, Government
and NATO allied operations in Afghanistan.
Prior to AAR, Kelly was an Air
Traffic Control Specialist at FAA headquarters in Washington D.C. As an
assigned Airspace Specialist within the Airspace, Regulations, and Air
Traffic Control Procedures Group, she developed regulatory language
within Title 49 of the United States Code and policies for the planning
and utilization of the navigable airspace, including proposed changes in
airspace allocation and air traffic regulations. She has specialized
experience in UAS and regulatory efforts associated with safe
integration into the NAS, including Safety Management Systems (SMS)
hazard identification, analysis, and risk assessment. She provided
subject matter expertise on the original FAA small UAS rule and served
on numerous airspace class SMS panels. She was also the Air Traffic
Program Lead on proposed outdoor laser operations.
Kelly was a prior Public Defender
in Virginia Beach and a member of the Virginia State Bar. She is also a
member of the RTCA SC-228 and SAE G-10T subcommittees and is actively
involved with AUVSI.
Kelly lives in Cocoa, Florida and
is a certified open water scuba diver. She has a family of one dog, two
cats, and a horse.
Christina is an Army Reserve
Blackhawk Pilot and Brigade UAS Advisor. Christina started her Active
Duty Navy Career in 1994 in the Electronic Warfare program where she
graduated as Honor Graduated from her “C” school. She went on to deploy
on both the USS Inchon (MCS-12) and USS Bataan (LHD-5). After her
six-year enlistment was over, she joined the Virginia Air National Guard
as a weather forecaster. Once again, Christina graduated as Honor
Graduate, and quickly earned her 7-Level Air Force Weather Forecaster’s
Badge. While forecasting for the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg,
NC, she realized that she needed to actually be in the air, flying, not
on the ground forecasting. She submitted her flight packet and was
selected to attend the Army’s Initial Entry Rotary Wing course at Ft.
Rucker. She chose the Virginia Army National Guard as they were slated
for deployment immediately following her flight school graduation. Less
than six months after graduation, Christina was flying combat missions
in Iraq, accumulating over 1,000 combat hours in one year. Upon their
return, she volunteered for Operation Jump Start along the southern
border where she was able to earn her Day/Night/NVG Pilot-in-Command
status. She quickly integrated with Customs and Border Patrol,
particularly the BORSTAR agents as they became essential crewmembers for
every-day missions. Christina joined the Florida National Guard where
she quickly saw the need for mentorship of the Unmanned Aircraft
After attending school at Ft.
Huachuca, AZ, she again volunteered for a deployment to Afghanistan.
Capitalizing her expertise as the only 150U in country, she rewrote the
Unmanned Aircraft Section for the Aircrew Procedures Guide for
Afghanistan and incorporated unmanned aircraft into the document. As the
Contractor Representative for the first civilian-run airfield in
Afghanistan she was instrumental on the safe integration of
manned/unmanned airfield operations. She enlisted local translators to
translate passenger briefs into local dialects. Upon her return to the
US she was hired on as a contractor for the FAA UAS Integration Office
(AFS-80) where she brought a level of experience not seen in the office.
She aided in the original draft and adjudication of the FAA Roadmap,
conducted extensive research for the Interoperability Memo, and provided
guidance on ASTM, RTCA and ICAO documents.
As you probably already know, it is illegal to fly a UAV in our
National Airspace (NAS) for commercial purposes without
receiving an FAA Section 333 Exemption. The Exemption
allows you to only fly a "particular" registered aircraft(s)
with a tail number(s). So the first thing that you need to do is
to purchase your UAV. If you would like to purchase one of
our Industrial Grade UAV's, we require a 50% deposit on all
orders. Once you have placed your order, you then need to apply
for the 333 Exemption. Of course you can use anyone that you
choose to file for you. If you use one of our recommended
aviation attorney and you do not receive your Section 333
Exemption, we will Refund 100% of Your Deposit and you are under
no further obligation.
But, the good news even gets better. Our team of experts also
also offers a 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not get
your Exemption. Its a win - win!! You have nothing to lose!!
If you already own a UAV
and want to file for an Exemption, our strategic team of
partners will prepare and file your Exemption, too.
Certain Exemptions may
apply. See your representative for details.
Industrial Grade UAV's come with a 1 Yr Warranty.
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