Have you ever thought of becoming a drone pilot?
Did you know there was such a thing?
Officially there are Federal Aviation Administration regulations if you want to put any sort of aircraft into the air, and this includes drones. Drones have come a long way over the course of the last decade. Now you barely have to do anything to fly and control them with all the sensors and automation they have. That said, there are regulations that you must adhere to depending on how you will use the drone (UAS - Unmanned Aerial System).
Let us help you out with a few items.
First, all the information for you on Drone Regulations can be found at the FAADroneZone. You can find out whether you are a Recreational Flyer or need to become a Certified Remote Pilot. Basically if you do not qualify as a Recreational Flyer, then you need to be a Certified Remote Pilot operating under Part 107 of the regulations. Generally speaking, you are a Part 107 Pilot. Part 107 covers operations of drones UNDER 55 pounds in the USA.
If you want to become a Part 107 Remote Pilot, Blue Skies Drones can help get your trained to take your test and even teach you how to fly drones for a variety of industries. As stated before, drones have come a long way in the last decade and they change every year and are being adopted more frequently.
What does it cost to become a drone pilot?
The initial costs to becoming a drone pilot are quite low. There are online training portals (from $150), in person classroom teaching (from $325) to self paced learning books ($30). These tools will help you get the knowledge you need to get your Remote Pilot Certificate. After you have this knowledge, you need to take an exam at an FAA designated testing center and that cost is currently $175 as of the time of this post.
There are a few websites that you will need to navigate to get your Remote Pilot Certificate. Once you have that, there are many more options for training on specified equipment, drone costs, business costs and insurance costs. You can start small and grow your business in the drone space.
If you need to know more, please message us so you can have some more fun...We mean get to work.