Archive for part 107

SkySkopes Academy Offers its First UAS Training Course

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

SkySkopes Academy, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flight training academy based in Grand Forks, N.D., has launched its online “Remote Pilot Ground School Course.” According to the company, the class is a self-paced, comprehensive course designed to give students knowledge [Read More]

AUVSI Partners with Kings Schools for Online UAS Pilot Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has partnered with the Kings Schools, an aviation education provider, to roll out training for becoming a commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pilot. According to the partners, the online “Drone Pilot Ground [Read More]

Sky-Futures Launches Online Part 107 Test Prep

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

Global drone inspections and training company Sky-Futures is rolling out an online tutorial course to help potential commercial drone operators pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 course. Focusing on material most likely to be asked in the FAA’s [Read More]

FAA Rejects UAS Waiver Requests, Advises on How to Apply Properly

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

Citing “incorrect or incomplete information” on applications, the FAA has had to reject 71 waiver requests and 854 airspace applications; however, the agency is laying out how to properly submit a request.

From Hobby to Commercial: AMA Forms Partnership for Part 107 Test Prep

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), which serves approximately 195,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is now offering Part 107 remote pilot test preparation through UAV Ground School (UAVGS). Recently appointed to the Federal Aviation [Read More]

Commercial Drone Pilot Training Kicking off at Kansas State Polytechnic

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems program (UAS) to now include a weeklong course centered on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new Part 107 regulations. The course, designed to prepare professionals for remote pilot in [Read More]

Journalism Milestone: CNN Gets the OK for Drones Over People

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2016

In a first for the U.S., the TV network will use drones to gather news in situations where it would be unsafe or costly to fly a helicopter.

FAA Offers Study Guide for Commercial UAS Operator Test

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2016

Want to prepare for your upcoming remote pilot certificate exam? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has compiled a list of sample questions to be used as a study guide for future commercial drone operators. The FAA says the full Unmanned [Read More]

FAA’s Final Drone Rule: Did the Agency Get It Right?

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

There’s finally a set of rules under which to operate UAS commercially, but the work toward full integration into airspace is not complete by any means.

Company Sees Opportunity for Truck-and-Drone Delivery Under New FAA Rules

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2016

Workhorse Group Inc., a Cincinnati-based developer of a truck-and-drone delivery model, is applauding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) rulemaking, which could open a new door for the company’s technology. Workhorse Group is an original equipment [Read More]