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Drone Pilot Certification




About Drone Technology 

Preparation and practice tests for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam to operate a drone is incorporated, and students will be provided assistance in applying to take the exam.



About The Course

Through a partnership with CrossFlight Sky Solutions, West Georgia Technical College is conducting an FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot Certification Program. This instructor led class will cover FAA rules and regulations, airspace classifications, risk assessment tools, aeronautical decision making, weather and much more. Also included is a UAS Career Path portion as well as hands on flying instruction. Learn everything you need to pass your FAA Part 107 exam and become an FAA Certified Commercial Drone Pilot.


Course Topics Include

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rules And Regulations
  • Airspace Classification And Operating Requirements
  • Flight Restrictions Radio Communication Procedures
  • Risk Assessment Tools  Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Crew Resource And Single Pilot Resource Management
  • Maintenance And Pre-Flight Inspection Procedures 
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Loading 
  • Impact Of Weather On Drones 
  • Career Options
  • Hands on Flying


    Examples of Commercial Applications for Drones

  • Agriculture: Farmers are turning to drones for a wide variety of uses including crop inspections, predator tracking and chemical disbursement.
  • Forestry: Large lots and acreage can be inspected more efficiently and effectively using drones.
  • Civil Authorities: Police, Fire and Emergency Medical departments are using drone technology to better serve and protect the public.
  • Emergency Services: Drones can be used to deliver emergency supplies to stranded victims or to assist with search and rescue operations.
  • Utility Companies: Utility companies use drones to inspect electrical lines, cell and radio towers, remote substations and pumping stations.
  • Real Estate: Realtors quite often hire drone pilots to capture aerial footage for advertising properties.
  • Engineering: Engineers can use drones in building pipelines in roads, maintenance inspections or pipeline projects to increase efficiency.
  • Media/Marketing: Aerial footage captured by drones for newscasts, video or marketing is dynamic and provides engaging coverage of events.





Dates:May 6-11, 2019    Check for other dates
Meets:5 Classes
Location:LaGrange Campus - West TBD

Sorry, this course has been cancelled. Please contact our office to see if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

Support Person: Community Education Department  Phone: 1.855.209.3640  Email:

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