This workshop introduces students to the FAA’s Part 107 non-hobbyist small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) regulations and the associated Part 107 Certification test. This workshop reviews the key reasons behind the FAA’s rollout of the Part 107 regulation with a focus on operating drones safely in United States National Airspace System (NAS). Students will receive an in-depth overview of the two paths for pursing a Part 107 remote drone certificate.
The workshop is designed primarily for professionals and advanced hobbyists. In addition to rules and regulations, students will learn about various sUAS-related careers paths in fields such as real estate, engineering, commercial and industrial site monitoring, search and rescue, agriculture, and special events.
By the end of this workshop students will be more prepared to successfully pass the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Test. This course is not a prerequisite for our other drone-related courses, but it is recommended students in the UNH Drone Academy obtain the Part 107 Certification prior to or immediately after completing the four-day UNH program.
Note that students can also prepare for the Part 107 exam using the FAA-approved study guide and various Part 107 certificate test prep applications. To sign up to take the FAA test, visit the FAA website to learn more about certification requirements and to find a Knowledge Testing Center in your area.
Mark Donovan is the President of Falcon Imagery, a New Hampshire based sUAS service provider offering professional aerial drone cinematography and photography services for real estate, film making, special events, journalism and agricultural applications. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. He is also a licensed commercial pilot (Instrument Flight Rules rated), as well as a New Hampshire Wing Civil Air Patrol Transport Mission Pilot, and a Part 107 certified small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) remote pilot. Mark currently works as a Senior Product Marketing Manager for ams AG, an Austrian based sensor company, and has marketing responsibility for ams’ magnetic position sensor ICs, sensors that are used in many applications, including drones. His engineering and marketing career has spanned over 30 years in all areas of electrical design and technical marketing for computer, telecom, and sensor based products. He also holds 8 patents in the areas of magnetic sensor technology, telecom, and radar signal processing.