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.  These courses are approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for 302 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:

  • Applicable Regulations
    • Part 107 Regulations
    • Aircraft Registration
    • Safe Operation
    • Pilot-In-Command
    • Hazardous Operations
    • Moving and Daylight Operations
    • Visual Line of Sight
    • Visual Observers
    • Right of Way Rules
    • Operation Over People
    • Operating Limitations
    • Waivers

  • Airspace Classification, Operating Requirements, and Flight Restrictions
    • Controlled Airspace
    • Uncontrolled Airspace
    • Special Use Airspace
    • Other Airspace Areas
    • Air Traffic Control and the National Airspace System
    • Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Terms & Symbols
    • Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs)
    • Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs)

  • Aviation Weather Sources
    • Surface Aviation Weather Observations
    • Aviation Weather Reports (METAR)
    • Aviation Forecasts (TAF)
    • Convective Significant Meteorological Information (WST)

  • Effects of Weather on Small Unmanned Aircraft Performance
    • Density Altitude
    • Performance
    • Measurement of Atmospheric Pressure
    • Effect of Obstructions on Wind
    • Low-Level Wind Shear
    • Atmospheric Stability
    • Temperature/Dew Point Relationship
    • Clouds
    • Fronts
    • Mountain Flying
    • Structural Icing
    • Thunderstorm Life Cycle
    • Ceiling
    • Visibility

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Loading
    • Weight
    • Stability
    • Load Factors
    • Weight and Balance

  • Emergency Procedures
    • Flight Hazards
    • Reporting In-Flight Emergencies
    • Emergency Communications
    • Lost Link/Fly Away
    • Battery Low/Fire
    • System Malfunction
    • Loss of GPS

  • Crew Resource Management
    • Hazards and Risks
    • Risk Management
    • Crew Resource Management
    • Hazardous Attitudes

  • Radio Communication Procedures
    • Understanding Proper Radio Procedures
    • Common Traffic Advisory Frequency
    • UNICOM/MULTICOM
    • Traffic Pattern Communications

  • Determining the Performance of Small Unmanned Aircraft
    • Effect of Temperature on Density
    • Effect of Humidity (Moisture) on Density

  • Physiological Factors Affecting Pilot Performance
    • Physiological/Medical Factors that Affect Pilot Performance
    • Vision and Flight

  • Aeronautical Decision Making
    • History of ADM
    • Risk Management
    • Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Single-Pilot Resource Management
    • Hazard and Risk
    • Human Factors
    • The Decision-Making Process
    • Decision-Making in a Dynamic Environment
    • Situational Awareness

  • Airport Operations
    • Operations Near Towered and Non-Towered Airports
    • Aeronautical Charts
    • Chart Supplement
    • Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs)
    • Automated Terminal Information Service (ATIS)
    • Latitude and Longitude (Meridians and Parallels)
    • Antenna Towers

  • Maintenance and Preflight Inspection Procedures
    • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Unscheduled Maintenance
    • Performing Maintenance
    • Preflight Inspection
    • Record Keeping

  • Exam Information
    • Requirements
    • Locating a Test Center
    • Registration
    • Identification
    • Applying for the Certificate
    • Address Update