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(WEB-TH65) Introduction to FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems(WEB-TH65) Introduction to FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Average of 4 ratings: 3.8 stars
Cost: $99.00 (USD)
Credits: 1.25
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s) and 15 minute(s)
Enrollment Valid For: 6 months

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The FAA has developed regulations to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS or drone) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. The rules are specified in 14 CFR part 107 and address UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

This course is designed to introduce applicants wishing to operate a sUAS for commercial purposes to Part 107 knowledge. In addition, we include an infrared thermography primer for those wishing to use airborne thermography as an inspection tool.

Course Structure
This course can be taken on a computer, tablet, or a smartphone. For the best experience, we suggest a device with a larger screen for easier readability. It will take approximately 1.25 hours to complete this material.

At the conclusion of each lesson, there will be a knowledge check followed by a lesson summary.

At the conclusion of the course, you may then print a course completion certificate. Presenting this certificate when registering for an instructor led Level I sUAS Certification Course will entitle you to a discount equal to the purchase price of this online course.

Revision History
Updated: 2016-12-22 New Course
Updated: 2017-03-08: Fixed an issue where evaluation results were not reported


When you complete this course, you will be able to identify:

  • Requirements to obtain a part 107 remote pilot certificate with a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) rating
  • Characteristics of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)
  • Exclusions from the requirements in part 107
  • Requirements for sUAS registration, markings, and condition
  • The role of the Remote Pilot in Command
  • Other supporting crew roles
  • Best practices for crew resource management
  • Preflight inspection requirements
  • Loading considerations
  • Performance considerations
  • The effects of weather
  • Operational requirements and limitations for sUAS
  • Certificates of waiver for select requirements in part 107
  • Abnormal and emergency situations
  • Accident reporting requirements
  • Define infrared energy and how we can detect it?
  • How infrared fits into the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Some material properties with respect to infrared wavelengths
  • Some of the ways aerial infrared sensors can be used



  1. Introduction and Course Overview (Online Lesson)
  2. Small UAS Characteristics and Requirements (Online Lesson)
  3. Remote Pilot in Command Responsibilities (Online Lesson)
  4. Preflight Considerations (Online Lesson)
  5. Operating Rules (Online Lesson)
  6. Abnormal and Emergency Situations (Online Lesson)
  7. IR Primer for sUAS (Online Lesson)
  8. Web Course Evaluation & Certificate (Online Lesson)


  1. WEB-TH65 - Introduction to FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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