March 15Vancouver, WA | 8:00AM
Coming SoonBend, OR | 8:00AM
Coming SoonSan Diego, CA | 8:00AM
Classroom Training $275
Our classes cover the following topics to prepare you for the FAA exam:
- Federal Aviation Regulations
- Certification Procedures
- Chart Reading
- Maintenance Requirements
- Safety of Flight
- Weather Theory and Services
- Basic Aerodynamics
- Weight and Balance
- Practice FAA exam
Each student will receive study materials and current aeronautical charts.
Why getting your FAA UAS Certificate is important:
As of August 29, 2016 the new laws regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as ‘drones’ are now in effect. These new regulations will allow people to obtain a FAA UAS Pilot Certiﬁcate. These new laws create an economic path for those who wish to operate a UAS for commercial purposes. These new laws are referred to as Part 107
It is against the law for anyone to operate a drone for anything other than recreation without a pilot certificate. Anyone taking pictures or video for proﬁt, search and rescue, or educational research without an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate doing so illegally and subject to FAA civil enforcement. Organizations are not going to want to do business with an unlicensed pilot.
There is no flight test associated with a UAS Pilot Certificate, but you will have to take a written test at an FAA approved testing center. We have created a ground school developed to focus solely on providing education for anyone wishing to become certified regardless of your aviation experience. My goal is to get you the knowledge to be a professional UAS Pilot.
You will receive the knowledge to exercise your right to ﬂy within the National Airspace System safely and eﬃciently. Get the credentials you need to engage in professional photography, survey, search and rescue, or any other unmanned aircraft application that you can dream of.
Meet Lead Instructor Andrew Cochran
I am an Airline Transport Pilot with over 11,000 hours of flight time. I am also a Certified Flight Instructor with 15 years of instruction experience. I have instructed hundreds of students many who are working as commercial pilots today. I have many hours of classroom experience as a former instructor for the College of Aviation Science at Portland Community College. I am also an instructor pilot and examiner for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Understand the FAA regulations and procedures can be difficult. I try to create a fun learning experience and teach a real world understanding of Aeronautical knowledge.
Lots of people can teach you how to fly a drone. With my years of experience I will teach you what you need to know about operating professionally within the national airspace system.