Resource Group, an international supplier of resource solutions to the aviation industry, and Detroit-based DroneView Technologies, a provider of aerial imaging solutions and drone operator training, are planning to collaborate on drone training in the U.S.
Resource Group's unmanned aviation services division is a U.K.-based training organization for remotely piloted aircraft systems. It is one of only four U.K. companies to be awarded National Qualified Entity status by the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for small unmanned aircraft.
Michael Singer, CEO of DroneView Technologies, says part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recently proposed rules “calls for all commercial drone operators to obtain requisite ‘knowledge training’ and demonstrate their knowledge by passing a written test in an FAA-approved knowledge testing center.”
This would include “roughly 10 areas of required knowledge,” he explains. “In the coming months, we look forward to cooperating to bring this expertise and knowledge to drone operators, companies and public-safety organizations in the United States. For those looking to use and deploy drones, there will be both an online as well as classroom training offering.”
Reg Gott, CEO of Resource Group, adds, “The new proposed regulations from the FAA provide a logical framework against which we can offer specific training that will allow drone operators to acquire the requisite skills to successfully pass the FAA operator’s knowledge test.”