This video covers aircraft requirements, the responsibilities of the certified remote pilot in command and its crew, and reporting an accident and limitations, which is what you can and cannot do.
- The major provisions in 14 CFR Part 107 refer to aircraft requirements, the responsibilities of the certified remote pilot in command and its crew, reporting an accident, and limitations, which is what you can and cannot do. Your aircraft must be registered. It must also have the registration markings clearly visible. An airworthiness certification is not necessary and your aircraft cannot endanger the National Airspace.
The remote pilot in command must be at least 16 years old, must be able to read, speak, write, and understand English, although the FAA may make some exceptions to this rule. The remote pilot in command must be in good physical and mental condition, must pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test, and must obtain an unmanned aircraft operator certificate with a small UAS rating. Must also pass a recurrent aeronautical knowledge test every 24 months.
Prior to flight, conduct a preflight inspection. Make available to the FAA, upon request, any and all documents and records. The remote pilot in command must also report an accident within 10 days if the small unmanned aircraft operation results in serious injury or property damage. The operation limitations are UAS must be less than 55 pounds, visual line-of-sight only, may use a visual observer, but it's not mandatory, cannot operate or supervise more than one UAS at a time, daylight-only.
Must yield right-of-way to all other aircraft, no first-person view, cannot operate over people, not from a moving vehicle or aircraft except from water. Maximum airspeed of 100 miles per hour, maximum altitude of 400 feet unless inspecting a structure, minimum weather visibility of three statute miles, no Class Alpha airspace, need ATC permission for Class Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo airspace, can operate in Class Golf space without permission, and no careless or reckless operations.
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- Aircraft registration
- Operation limitations
- Airspace classification
- Radio communication procedures
- Air density, air stability, and fronts
- Emergency procedures
- The effects of drugs and alcohol
- Aeronautical decision-making (ADM)
- Crew resource management (CRM)
- Maintenance and preflight inspection