In this course students will learn the operating requirements of flying an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle inside the United States National Airspace System. We will cover the topics of basic rules and regulations to ensure a safe operation, how to read aeronautical charts, concepts of Crew Resource Management, and basic aerodynamics. By the end of this course each student should be prepared to take the Remote Pilot Certificate Written Exam. Each student will have access to all Powerpoint presentations in the course lectures, a Premium Membership to coloaerials.com, and access to the Facebook group Professional Drone Operators. This course will be approximately 7 hours long, and will start will the basic fundaments of the rules and regulations set forth by the FAA for UAS/UAV operation. Students should take this course to help prepare them for the FAA written test for a Remote Pilot Certificate to operate a UAS/UAV commercially, or as a hobbyist looking to further their knowlegede of UAS/UAV operation.
After completing this course, students have the ability to take 2 sample tests with questions released form the FAA Sample Test Question Bank. These questions will be given in quiz format, and then reviewed in a series of lectures explaining the answer.
Included in this course, are PDF downloads for the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, The Aeronautical Chart User's Guide, and Aviation Weather for Pilots, all free of charge.
This course provides the student with every resource required to have a successful outcome to the Remote Pilot Written Exam.
In this video I introduce myself and material covered in the course.
Course Introduction - In this lecture we will cover the course structure and required study material for this course. There will be a brief introduction and background of the instructor.
This lecture will be an introduction to the rules and outline of FAR 107. We will discuss how FAR 107 affects the commercial operations of UAS and the scope of FAR 107.
This lecture will cover waivers and exemptions for operations falling outside of FAR 107's scope. I will discuss when waiver or exemption is required for your operation.
In this video we break down the meaning of VOLS and when a VO is required when using an FPV.
This quiz covers basic concepts and topics regarding Part 107.
This video in an introduction to the topics covered in the Airspace, NOTAMs, & TFRs section.
This lecture will cover the types of airspace inside the U.S. National Airspace System, and the operating requirements for each class of airspace.
We discuss the 3 dimensional concept of airspace.
This lecture will explain Notices To Airmen (NOTAMs), and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). I will explain where to find this information, and how these impact flight planning for UAS operations.
This quiz covers topics regarding the National Airspace System, NOTAMs, & TFRs
This video is an introduction to topics covered in the Weather section.
This lecture will explain the performance impacts of weather related phenomena on UAS/UAVs. We will also learn to read official weather reports such as Routine Weather Report (METAR) weather data and Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs).
This lecture will introduce basic weather theory, how to recognize certain weather phenomena, and weather patterns.
In this video we talk about radiant heat, and convective activity.
This quiz covers topic regarding Aviation Weather & Weather Reporting Systems
This video is an introduction to Airport Operations topics.
In this lecture we will discuss Airport Operations and Air Traffic Control, and their roles and responsibilities. We will learn airport traffic patterns and air traffic flow around airports.
In this lecture, I discuss basic radio communications, and introduce the usage of the Phonetic Alphabet
In this video I explain runway alignments.
In this video, I break down the flow or air traffic patterns at airports.
This quiz cover topics regarding airport operations.
This video is an introduction to topics covered in the Aerodynamics section.
This lecture will discuss basic aerodynamics, and the theories behind flight. We will also take a look at the forces involved in flight and how they impact UAS/UAV aircraft.
In this video, we demonstrate the Angle of Attack for a quadcopter rotor blade, and the difference between pitch attitude and angle of attack.
In this video, we look at our rotor blades and examine them in relation to the theories behind lift.
This quiz covers topics regarding aerodynamics.
This video is an introduction to topics relating to Crew Resource Management & Aeronautical Decision Making.
In this lecture we will cover Crew Resource Management techniques and implementation principles. We will look at the hazardous attitudes of pilots, and their characteristics. We'll also look at Risk Management and Aeronautical Decision Making safe practices.
Thus quiz covers topics regarding CRM, ADM, and Hazardous Attitudes of pilots.
Crongratulations on completing the course, and a call of action to you!
Official Release of Questions from the FAA for the Remote Pilot Certificate Written Test.
Sample test question review of questions 1-10.
Sample test question review of questions 11-20.
Sample test question review of questions 21-30.
Sample test question review of questions 31-40.
This exam contains knowledge topics as published by the FAA for the Remote Pilot Certificate written exam.
In this video I show you how to create an account on IACRA, the FAA's system for submitting applications for pilot certificates.
In this video I show you how to submit your application on IACRA.
Quiz covering topics of IACRA.
I am a career pilot for a major U.S. airline. With over 5000+ hours of total flight time and 5+ years of instruction within the aviation industry, I aim to provide my clients with all the necessary tools to become a successful pilot. My credentials include the highest awarded pilot certificate by the FAA, an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP), and Certified Flight Instructor Certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings.