We are happy to announce that Ozark Drones has recently renewed our FAA Part 107 license for commercial operations. (Also known as a UAS Remote Pilot certificate.) This license is one of the core elements that makes a lot of what we do possible. FAA Part 107 certification currently needs to be renewed every 2 years. This helps to ensure drone operators are current with all of the ever-changing aviation rules and regulations from the FAA.
Surprisingly, a lot of drone operators don’t realize these licenses expire so quickly. If you or someone you know is interested in taking the FAA Part 107 exam (or would like to get their previous license renewed), you can contact a Knowledge Testing Center near you via CATS. The FAA also provides plenty of study materials you can study for free before testing.
It is worth noting that having a FAA Part 107 license is just the first step in the drone operator process. For nearly every real-world commercial drone operation, other FAA air-space approvals, location permits, and aviation-specific insurance policies are required. The Part 107 license demonstrates to the FAA that you have a thorough understanding of the airspace flight rules, but it isn’t an end-all-be-all allowing for commercial flights in any location. In many cases it is actually quite the opposite. Stay tuned for another blog post from Ozark Drones covering “what to look for when you hire a drone pilot.”