Watch this before you spend $$ on a drone program – UAS Program Training For Public Safety Part1
Hello and welcome to mcih tower unmanned Public Safety UAS program. Our purpose today is to help you understand what it takes to start: a UAS program for your department MCEs. How unmanned systems is a team of military officer, pilots, remote pilots and training designers that are dedicated to help you integrate these programs? We have over 10 years, training in integrating unmanned systems into the US Army’s operations and since early 2016, we have been supporting local and state departments like yours to develop high quality online programs.
I’m Jeremy latch, oh, and I’m here – to help you through this process of determining what equipment, the processes and procedures that you’ll need and how to actually develop your department’s UAS program.
Today we’re, going to cover the basics of a program and some considerations for you to think over and discuss with your team prior to consultation with us. This will ensure we have the basic understanding of the laws, most current equipment and your needs based on the limitations and constraints like money and time.
We will begin with the FAA certificate of authorization, its pros and cons. Next, we will talk about FAS, part 107 certification, as well as its pros and cons. Then we will discuss the different types of equipment available today, so include: zoom cameras, thermal imagery parachutes and other types of equipment that help support your operations.
We’ll. Also discuss the basic strategies for purchasing the equipment based on their price ranges. Finally, we will talk some other considerations. Your department will want to discuss as a team. First, let’s, discuss the FH certificate of authorization.
This is one of the older ones that’s, been around a little while longer and it’s, part of a public entity, the certificate of authorization or what they’ve, called Khoa is the longest way that public entities Receive their FAA authorization to fly unmanned aerial aircraft systems in the National Airspace, this process is the only only for public programs, meaning government organizations, departments, programs, etc.
The liability and the responsibility of this program lies with the public organization that applies. The applying entity will create their own policies documents and will self certify their pilots, based on the approval of the protocols based in that FA, A’s, co-op process.
There are two types of colas there’s a blanket and there’s a standard. Often the standard one is also called jurisdictional. It’s. The same thing. The blanket allows you to fly in Class G airspace throughout the country, but limits the altitude daytime into daytime operations a jurisdictional or standard, which is what the FAA calls.
It gives approvals to your protocols to fly at night and given airspace classification other than G, and then it also gives you different other waiverable missions that you request. The waivers are constrained to your jurisdiction, which is why it’s, often called the jurisdictional standard, their jurisdictional Cola.
The standard code comes constrained to your jurisdictional area, which is why it’s often called the jurisdictional Cola. The pros of the FAA Cola is that you self certify your pilots, meaning the protocol you get approved for by the FAA to train your pilot ‘
S will be the standard for you how your pilots are trained. This allows more flexibility in how your department is determining your pilots, how you train your pilot’s, and it makes it a little bit easier.
You don’t have to take a test. Secondly, getting at Khoa allows your program to be more legitimate meeting is truly a department program based on a written protocols you get approved by the FAA. We have also seen many insurance agencies require departments and local municipalities to have a cola in order to get insured for their UAS program.
You’ll want to discuss this with your insurance companies. One of the main kinds of the cola is the monthly reporting process mandated by the FAA. Your waivers are also restricted to your public’s, jurisdictional area, which can be a constraint to some public safety departments in a mutual support operation.
There are such things as an emerging Khoa which will help you in a mutual support situation. Another common to the FAA Cola process. Is it’s, a long process in some instances it could take up to a year based on the local air traffic and how often you basically play the ping-pong back and forth between the FAA and the person that’s.
Managing your departments Cola process. Now let’s. Talk part 107 certification. Part 107 is a civil aircraft operations section for the UAS. This regulation came out in 2016 and is the only process to receive commercial UAS license.
The part 107 is categorized as a simple aircraft operation and is limited, as liability falls on that individual pilot. This is why some insurance agents are requiring departments to receive an FAA Khoa to receive a license and a part 107 license.
You must be 16 years old. Speaking right, English and pass the 60 question remote pilot exam once completed with in passing with a score of 70 % or higher, the individual can fly under 400 feet during daylight hours.
Three statute, miles of visibility and only in Class G airspace. Here are the pros and cons of flying under part 107. First off the pros part 107: you can fly in Class G airspace, as I discussed before below 400 without and here’s, the key without reporting to anyone.
Now that can make it a lot easier on public departments being able to fly in Class G airspace without reporting or requesting authority to do so, meaning as long as you fly within the guidelines of part 107, you can fly anywhere in the country in Class G Airspace and you do not have to file a report now that doesn’t mean you don’t file, a an individual flight log, or anything like that.
In fact, you’re supposed to, but you don’t have to go back on the FAA website and actually physically write a report every month. You do not have to file this report with the FAA for flight operations.
In this case, the only time a part, 107 pilot filed, a report with the FAA is because of an accident which you will get this Freeport procedure. In your part, 107 test, prep classes, also part of 107.
You can receive waivers from Knight classified airspace and other missions based on your need and risk management procedures. The cons of part 107 is that the pilot must be trained based on the FAA standards, which one is that are constantly changing.
It could get more in-depth later. The cons of part 107 is that the pilot must be trained on the FAA standards pass the test which can cost money and it definitely Wolf’s, cost the pilot a lot of time in studying also as stated earlier, some departments have issues with Their insurance companies and the insurance companies does not support the public Department having it part 107 solution again that’s.
Probably one of the first things you need to do is contact your insurance agent figure out if they need a cola or if they’re. Okay with having a part 107 certified pilot as part of the program here’s, the breakdown, the two different ways to receive authorization to fly in the national airspace, specifically for public departments.
It starts with the creating and public declaration level. It starts with creating a public declaration letter. It starts with creating a public declaration letter which often it starts with a public declaration letter which could take a little bit of time based on your cities or municipalities attorney.
You got to develop best practices which could take a little while, especially if you’re, not familiar with the the practices of a UAS, and you must register and the FAA caps, which is start your process out, but could take quite a bit getting Through the part 107, you got to pass a 60 question, FAA exam at a 70 % or higher, and then you start to keep maintenance logs and pilot pilot logs based on your flights.
Now most of the time you’re, going to do that. Anyways, if you have a cola or a par 107 and a lot of municipalities, the reporting procedures are already there for wanting to know exactly what their UAS is used for.
So most likely you’re, going to do all those anyhow not on either side, and then both of them require you to register your UAS in the same manner for more information on the requirements for Cola and a part 107 reach out to us.
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