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FAA Part 107 Commercial Pilot Folsom

Air Dronez 4 Hire has completed over 160 hours of Training

Ask your Drone Photographer if they are a Certified UAV Pilot in Sacramento

One of the biggest misunderstandings about drone photography is that anybody can do it with a little bit of practice. Many people think that all you have to do is buy the equipment, read the instructions, and start flying the drone about, getting all the photographs you want.

Truly, it is quite a bit more complicated than that. There are many stipulations on drone photography and flying drones in common. You can’t fly a drone within 5 miles of an airport; you have to keep all non-participating people at least 500 feet from the drone working location. Most importantly, though, you have to be a certified sUAV pilot to be able to fly a drone.

Another surprise to members of the general public, it is not immediately apparent why you should have to have a pilot’s license to be able to fly an unmanned drone that doesn’t even have anyone in it. The fact is that there are safety issues with drones, so it is important that only people who have taken the right training should be allowed to fly them. For example, you could have a drone crash into a building, causing property damage. Or if you were flying a drone over people’s heads, you could lose control over it and end up causing injuries. To retain everybody safety, drone operators are required to have an sUAV certificate.

FAA PART 107 sUAV Pilot in Folsom

To get our sUAV certificates here at Air Dronez 4 Hire, we had to go through the full training program, just like every other certified drone operator. This 160 hours of textbook-style training, many more hours of computer simulation training, and finally a couple of days of hands-on training with real drones in the air.

  • 160 hours online training: This was the portion of the training where we learned everything you could write a textbook about drones. We learned all the applicable rules and regulations; we learned the physics of how the drones work, and we learned the correct procedures for practically every situation a drone operator might ever find him or herself in.
  • Part 107 FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test: In the last portion of our training to become certified UAV pilots, taking the FAA Part 107 Exam began August 2016. We had instructors teaching us how to respond to unanticipated situations and difficult conditions effectively, in order to keep both people and equipment safe.


When you are looking for an aerial video & photographer services in Sacramento & Folsom area, call your local certified UAV pilot at Air Dronez 4 Hire!

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