Pilots Record Database FAQ for COA Departments Flying Part 107 and Public Aircraft Operations

Pilots Record Database Faq For Coa Departments Flying Part 107 And Public Aircraft Operations

The subject of the Pilots Record Database and its applicability for both Part 107 and COA pilots has created a thirst for more clarity. These FAQs below are a combination of information distributed by the FAA, and some are from the info I published here. With the liability and complexity of yet another COA admin … Read more

Why Flying a UAS Under a COA as Public Aircraft Operations May Be the Wrong Choice for Most Agencies and Pilots

Why Flying A Uas Under A Coa As Public Aircraft Operations May Be The Wrong Choice For Most Agencies And Pilots

This is a tough article for me to write because I know off the bat many people are going to discount what I’m about to share. It’s not because it is wrong but because it flies in the face of assumptions and changing beliefs is difficult. Plus talking at length about UAS, COA, and public … Read more

Public Safety Drone Pilots Now Subject to Massive Reporting Requirements to FAA

Five Airports Selected To Test And Evaluate Unmanned  Aircraft Detection

At first glance, you are not going to believe what I’m about to share with you. But this is all true, so pay close attention. Historically the FAA has maintained a database of commercial pilots that employers had to upload information about. This was typically so that when pilots moved from one carrier to another … Read more

FAA Issues Public Aircraft Training Flight Memo Impacts UAS

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Up until November 12, 2021, UAS COA operations were not allowed to conduct training flights. All pilots would have needed to hold a Part 107 pilot certificate or the flight would have been not permitted under the COA. On November 12, 2021, the FAA Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulations issued the following memo to provide … Read more

FAA Now Says Limited PAO Training is Doable Under a COA

Faa Now Says Limited Pao Training Is Doable Under A Coa

Up until now training flights by COA pilots that were engaged with non-federal entities have not been allowed under a COA. As of November 12, 2021, this has changed. Non-federal entities flying a UAS under a COA can now legally conduct limited training flights under the adjusted FAA interpretation. The limitation is the training flights … Read more

FAA Drone Reference Documents


FAA Emergency Operation Request – eCOA / SGI AC 00-1.1B Public Aircraft Operations – Manned and Unmanned AC 107-2A Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft System (Small UAS) AC 60-22 Aeronautical Decision Making AC 91-63D Temporary Flight Restrictions AC 91-91 Maintaining Public Aircraft AC 43-9C Maintenance Records   Advisory Circulars – Home Page   FAA.Gov FAASafety.Gov … Read more

What Are Our UAS Maintenance Responsibilities as a COA Agency? – Ask Steve

What Are Our Uas Maintenance Responsibilities As A Coa Agency? – Ask Steve

Another excellent question I’ve been asked is: “What Are Our UAS Responsibilities as a COA Agency?” If you have a question you’d like to ask, click here. As fast-paced and modern as the public safety drone world is, the current FAA guidance and rules departments should follow have not moved at the same pace. Yet, … Read more