PART 107 TRAINING

Great Lakes Air Operations offers in-person training to prepare those interested in taking the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Part 107 exam.  Those who pass the FAA's Part 107 exam will receive a Remote Pilot License with a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) rating and can fly for business or public safety purposes.  Great Lakes Air Operations will teach you everything you need to know to pass the two-hour, 60 question exam.

Special courses are also held for law enforcement officers and firefighters, and are geared toward public safety professionals.  For Michigan agencies, these courses are registered with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for the use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution funds.

For more information, or to schedule training, please call (248) 655-7766.

The following is an overview of the topics that are covered in detail during the Part 107 training offered by Great Lakes Air Operations:

FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS
  • Operating Limitations
  • ATC Transponder Equipment Prohibition
    Knowledge Recency
  • Waivers
  • Part 107 Overview
  • Definitions
  • Inspection, Testing, and Demonstration of Compliance
  • Accident Reporting
  • Requirement for a Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small UAS Rating
  • Address Requirements
  • Aircraft Registration
  • Condition for Safe Operation
  • Remote Pilot-In-Command
  • Hazardous Operations
  • Moving Operations
  • Operation at Night
  • Visual Line of Sight
  • Visual Observer
  • Operation of Multiple Small Unmanned Aircraft
  • Carriage of Hazardous Material
  • Operation Near Aircraft; Right-of-Way Rules
  • Operation Over Human Beings and Categories

AERONAUTICAL CHARTS
  • Navigation Overview
  • Types of Altitude
  • Converting Decimal Degrees to Decimal Minutes
  • Types of Charts and Interpretation

AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATION, OPERATING REQUIREMENTS, AND FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS
  • National Airspace System
  • Airspace Categories
  • Visual Flight Rules
  • Instrument Flight Rules
  • Airspace Classifications
  • Controlled Airspace
  • Airspace Authorization
  • Uncontrolled Airspace
  • Special Use Airspace
  • Prohibited, Restricted, Warning, Alert, Military Operations, and Controlled Firing Areas
  • Notice to Airman (NOTAM)
  • Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs)
  • Other Airspace and Areas

AIRPORT OPERATIONS
  • Preventing Interference
  • Types of Airports
  • Runways
  • Air Traffic Patterns
  • Right of Way and Scanning
  • Sources of Airport Data  

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
  • Towered Airport Communications
  • ATIS
  • Non-Towered Airport Communications
  • Self-Announce Procedures
  • CTAF, UNICOM, MULTICOM
  • Radio Technique
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Time and Figures

NIGHT OPERATIONS AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • Requirements
  • Site Assessment and Proper Illumination
  • Anti-Collision Lighting
  • Aircraft Orientation
  • Aircraft Sensors
  • Night Illusions
  • Night Physiology
  • Off-Center Viewing

AVIATION WEATHER
  • Weather Overview
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Air Density
  • Density Altitude
  • Air Characteristics
  • Temperature Inversion
  • Air Masses
  • Fronts
  • Cloud Types
  • Stages of Thunderstorms
  • Dangers to Flight
  • Wind, Wind Shears, and Microbursts
  • Weather Sources, Decoding, and Planning

PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING PILOT PERFORMANCE
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Heat Stroke
  • Hyperventilation
  • Vision Impairment
  • Impact of Drugs & Alcohol
  • Determining Fitness for Flight

MAINTENANCE AND PREFLIGHT INSPECTION PROCEDURES
  • Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance
  • Preflight Inspection
  • Record Keeping
  • FAA Inspection & Testing

CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND AERONAUTICAL DECISION MAKING
  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Risk Management
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Crew Coordination
  • Hazardous Attitudes

SUAS LOADING AND PERFORMANCE
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Weight & Balance
  • Stability and Control
  • Center of Gravity

FLIGHT HAZARDS AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
  • Flight Hazards and Emergencies
  • Reporting In-Flight Emergencies
  • Emergency Communications

EXAM INFORMATION AND REVIEW
  • Exam Requirements and Registration
  • Applying for an Airman Certificate with a sUAS Rating
  • Exam Review