Beware of Outdated Drone Training Programs

Beware of Outdated Drone Training Programs
October 4, 2017 No Comments Drone Laws,Drone Training,FAA Tim Trott

A prominent YouTube advertisement and video page promises (with dramatic music) a “fantastic” drone training program, including the Section 333 Exemption.   ….Only one problem — the FAA is not accepting new 333 exemption submissions and is phasing out existing 333 exemptions as they expire. The 333 exemption required the operator to hold a Part 61 pilot license of sport or above, a requirement the FAA knows only 15% of 333 Exemption holders actually had. Add to that the annoying monthly require reports that were filed away and nobody read anyway. The 333 is best forgotten.

In August of 2016, the Section 333 exemption was effectively replaced by the Part §107 Remote Pilot Certification.

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About The Author
Tim Trott Tim Trott is an FDLE certified instructor (#329775), and Certified Remote Pilot. and also passed the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction and Ground School exam and was granted one of the first 400 Section 333 Exemptions. As a writer, Tim has two e-books on Amazon.com, including Droner's Guide (#15 in its category) and UAS Operations: A Study Guide for the FAA Remote Pilot Certification Exam. On-site training courses are available through TrainingForceUSA.com. Tim has taught FDLE courses at School of Public Safety at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee, and Gulf Coast Public Service Academy in Panama City.