Certified Remote Pilots

Source: FAA

Release Date: June 29, 2021

If you have a small drone that is less than 55 pounds, you can fly for work or business by following the Part 107 guidelines.

To fly under Part 107 rules, there are 3 main steps:

Step 1: Learn the Rules

  1. Make sure you understand what is and is not allowed under Part 107 rules:
  1. If you are not sure if Part 107 rules work for you and your intended operation check our user identification tool.
  2. Some operations are not covered by Part 107 and will require a waiver. Here are some common examples of Part 107 sections that are subject to waiver:

Learn more about Part 107 Waivers.

*The FAA will not waive this section to allow the carriage of property of another by aircraft for compensation or hire.

  1. Drone operators should avoid flying near airports because it is difficult for manned aircraft to see and avoid a drone while flying. Remember that drone operators must avoid manned aircraft and are responsible for any safety hazard their drone creates in an airport environment.

Step 2: Become an FAA-Certified Drone Pilot by Passing the Knowledge Test

  1. To be eligible to get your Remote Pilot Certificate, you must be:
  • At least 16 years old
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Be in a physical and mental condition to safely fly a UAS

 

  1. Study for the Knowledge Test:
  1. Obtain an FAA Tracking Number (FTN):
  1. Schedule an appointment:
  1. Complete FAA Form 8710-13:
  1. Review the full process to get your Remote Pilot Certificate.

Step 3: Register your Drone with the FAA

  1. Registration costs $5 and is valid for 3 years. You’ll need a credit or debit card and the make and model of your drone handy in order to register. Learn more about registering your drone:
  • Create an account and register your drone at dronezone.faa.gov. Select “Fly sUAS under Part 107.”
  • Once you’ve registered, mark your drone (PDF) with your registration number in case it gets lost or stolen.
  1. Learn more about Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft, 14 CFR part 48.

Remember:

  1. Always be sure to fly your drone safely and within FAA guidelines and regulations.
  1. It is up to you as a drone pilot to know the Rules of the Sky, and where it is and is not safe to fly.

Aren’t sure if Part 107 is right for you and your operation? Try our user identification tool or contact us for more information.

The Creative Team

Creative Drone Concepts, Inc in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment, Inc. and Squadron TV, are production companies based in Los Angeles providing children and family entertainment. As industry professionals, we bring experience, credits, affiliations, awards, and bankable skills. Our goal is to create, develop and produce quality programming. Together, we are a multi-faceted, one-stop production company that brings together a highly-skilled, innovative, and successful team of individuals with several decades of industry experience.

Awards & Memberships

The principals of Creative Drone Concepts Inc, in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment Inc and Squadron TV combined have earned 12 Emmy Awards, 57th Annual Grammy Awards Nomination, People’s Choice Awards – Webby Award for “Travel & Adventure for The Dime Traveler,” BDA North America Design Awards – Disney, Promax North America Awards – Children’s Programming (Live Action), Promax North America Awards – “The Race is On” Jetix Fall Campaign, SCCTA – Adelphi Media Services for Effected Use of Humor in “Can’t Believe This.”

Memberships include Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Society of Camera Operators (SOC) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

Projects In Development

Creative Drone Concepts, Inc., in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment, Inc. and Squadron TV, has developed an original news magazine television show concept called “The Drone Chronicles.” The show will be broadcast on television, over the Internet, and on mobile devices, and will feature breakthrough technology transforming today’s world of drones. The show will also cover real-life stories about drones not seen on regular newscasts or other shows, including pilot profiles, in-depth coverage of drones, hot-topic interviews, and other information related to the commercialization of drones. The production companies have also developed a kids’ version of The Drone Chronicles tentatively entitled, “Kidding Around with Drones.” To date, the production companies have produced three (3) sizzle reels showcasing The Drone Chronicles (English version), Las Cronicas De Los Drones (Spanish version), and Kidding Around with Drones. Other shows currently in development include a competition-based reality television show involving drones that will appeal to a broad audience.