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Who this Course is for:
This course is for Law Enforcement Officers who are pursuing their Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilots Certificate and Rating to become a licensed Remote Pilot in Command for their agency’s UAS Program.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with in-depth training and practice to pass their Part 107 Airman Knowledge Test.  This course will guide students on becoming a Remote Pilot in Command through FAA standards and requirements. By the end of this course, students will be able to successfully conduct Mission Based Charting by: (1) determining if the operation meets rules and regulations; (2) locating the area given latitude and longitude coordinates; (3) assessing what airspace the operation will be conducted in, as well as if prior authorization or permission is needed and how to obtain it; (4) checking for any NOTAMs and TFRs in the vicinity; and lastly, (5) decoding the METAR and TAF to determine if they are able to fly due to weather. 


Upon completion of the classroom instruction, the student will be able to:

  • Explain Part 107 Rules and Regulations. 

  • Demonstrate how to register a drone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  • Create a contingency plan in the event of an abnormal condition that requires a precautionary landing away from the original launch location.

  • Assess and decide if crew members are mentally and physically capable of successfully conducting the current mission without any conflicts due to personal reasons.

  • Analyze maintenance books and drone to determine if it can safely be operated.

  • Decode METARs and TAFs to determine if weather conditions are suitable for drone operation.

  • Identify characteristics of stable and unstable air, as well as cloud formation and types to determine if the current flight operation is safe or needs to be terminated.

  • Explain how factors and loading affect performance of a sUAS. 

  • Differentiate airspace classification and special use airspace on a VFR Sectional Chart to determine if authorization to fly is required prior to operation.

  • Show the steps in requesting a waiver or authorization for special operations.

  • Demonstrate how to look up and find if any Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) or Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) are in effect to your location prior to your operation.

  • Interpret symbols on VFR Sectional Charts, as well as locate an area given latitude and longitude. 

  • Distinguish which radio frequency to listen to for weather and airport traffic using Terminal Area Charts. 

  • Describe FAA protocol in an emergency situation such as a flyaway or UAS fire. 

  • Demonstrate how to obtain your FTN number and use that number to submit your Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA).

Upon completion of the skills training, the student will be able to:

  • Takeoff and land

  • Hover in place

  • Hover and rotate the sUAS

  • Rotate the sUAS to different angles, and fly it left/right and forwards/backwards until comfortable flying sUAS without it facing the same direction as you

  • Fly in a square pattern

  • Fly in a circle pattern

  • Fly at different heights

  • Pick two targets on the ground and repeatedly land, fly, and land on each one

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