Portland, Ore.-based Skyward recently launched its Take Flight package, which the company says helps entities build safe and professional foundations for their unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations.
According to Skyward, the new package includes the following components:
- Customizable versions of the company’s general operating manual and operations handbook;
- Policies and procedures guide;
- Petition letter for a Section 333 exemption to be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA);
- Special flight operations certificate (for Canadian operators);
- FAA and Transport Canada exemption application guidelines;
- Welcome call, including advice on operational procedures and best practices; and
- Guidance on navigating the regulatory process.
“This material is the result of three years working with drone operators, regulators and insurance companies from around the world,” explains Nick Wayne, director of business development. “We’re thrilled to be able to share these best practices with commercial drone operators who might not have the aviation background or UAS operating experience required to develop them on their own.”