We are at Lakeland Linder Airport at Polk State College with Dr. Ryan Wallace to discuss the new Remote Pilot Certificate.
- FAA estimates that there will be 7 million UAS by 2020, including commercial and recreational use.
- The FAA estimates about 100 incidents per month involving a visual sighting of unmanned aircraft systems by pilots. These are not necessarily collisions, near misses, or other problems, just sighting which could potentially be a problem.
- UAS are allowing for faster, safer, more economical missions and services.
- Those with a pilot's certificate have a relatively easy transition to obtaining the Remote Pilot Operator Certificate. So anyone holding any certificate other than a student is eligible to apply for a job in this area.
- Although anyone may earn a Remote Pilot Certificate, those with an existing pilot’s certificate (excluding student pilot certificate) have a relatively easy transition to obtaining the newly-created sUAS Remote Pilot Certificate.
- A UAS is an overall system, as opposed to just a model aircraft. The difference is what you use the plane for.
- Videography, hurricane and weather observance, law enforcement, etc. The applications are only limited by the imagination of the designers.
- Part 333 FAA Modernization Act of 2012, new small UAS regulations.
- New, less restrictive rules for UAS education rules.
- Part 107 Fly for Hire rules including the new Part 107 SUAS Remote Pilot Certificate.
- Why you should consider becoming a UAS Pilot.
- FAA Summary of Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107)
- FAA Advisory Circular on Small Unmanned Aviation Systems (sUAS)
- "The Rebirth Of Aviation" - Article
The following links are all available on the FAA’s UAS website, but are posted for your convenient reference:
After Landing Checklist:
~Picks of the Week~
No picks of the week this episode, as this is an interview show.
Video from the slideshow without sound: