Safety & Reliability in a UAS Training Program
MissionGO – June 1, 2022
Unmanned Aircraft Systems – UAS or “drones” – are revolutionizing the way we do many things in life.
- UAS reshaped the way we inspect critical infrastructure and utility systems.
- UAS now offer an eye-in-the-sky view for law enforcement and first responders, providing a level of safety to personnel on the ground while helping keep them out of harm’s way.
- UAS are even innovating how we receive goods through cargo transportation!
But to fully maximize the capabilities of these small aerial platforms, the operators need to be well trained and fully understanding of the legal requirements and liabilities involved in flying UAS professionally. Obtaining a Part 107 Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) certification and purchasing the correct aircraft are only two of numerous items to consider when starting a UAS program.
As the UAS boom rapidly rose in the mid-2010s, regulations struggled to keep up with the rapid advances in technology. After a patchwork of legislative guidance was sent out to the field, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adopted 14 CFR Part 107 of the federal code which took effect on August 29, 2016. UAS pilots now needed to be certified through the FAA and – with the strict safety training – there is a lot of material to learn and understand, especially dealing with the national airspace. The knowledge a UAS pilot gains during the study process is similar in content and scope to what a student would expect to see when taking the ground school portion of the FAA private pilot certification process, so you can understand this certification is something to be taken very seriously.
Why Choose Our Training Program?
Modern small UAS (sUAS) are not a simple remote-controlled aircraft. Over the past decade, modern sUAS have developed into incredibly smart and remarkable machines – far more complicated than a recreational remote-controlled aircraft.
MissionGO’s training program is tailored for someone who intends to use the UAS as a valuable tool but might not have an aviation background We understand: you know how you plan to use the tool, but operating in the national airspace system is tricky and, not to mention, extremely expensive if there is a mistake. We are here to take the guesswork out of it for you. Our turnkey solution offers the following:
- Program support establishing an FAA compliant UAS program – our startup program walks you through the entire process.
- Assistance in selecting the best UAS for your needs; not all UAS are created equal, so we are there to help make sure you purchase the right one!
- 2 full days of hands-on training with a certified pilot.
- Detailed analysis of your targeted airspace region to help you understand the location that you plan to operate in.
- A custom-made UAS Flight Operations and Maintenance manual for your team and program.
- Assistance in gaining access to controlled airspace in your area
- Step-by-step guidance and access to MissionGO instructors when preparing for the Part 107 exam (We have a 100% pass rate for our students, so you are in good hands).
- And much, much more!
UAS are a significant investment in your operation, so invest in your crew first. The UAS is only as good as the operator, and the operator is only as good as their training. MissionGO keeps a finger on the pulse of the industry and offers world-class support to our clients before, during, and after they pass the exam and complete their flight training. The certificate is a license to learn, and we will make sure that you and your team are armed with the best program in the industry!