UAS Night Operations

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Night operations may be authorized under a waiver to 14CFR§107.29 or by Certificate of Authorization or Waiver granted to a public agency. In such circumstances the Federal Aviation Administration may require specific training in night operations.

Night operations under Section 336 or part 101 fall under the Guidelines of “a community based organization” which is designated to be the Academy of Model Aeronautics, under conditions of “complete illumination” of the UAS or remote aircraft, and as such do not involve actual “night flying”.

The objective of this training program is to present the physiological effects associated with night flying, as well as mission planning considerations for night operations.

Night operation involves a number of hazards and considerations not encountered during normal daylight flight operations. Night operations should not be attempted without preparation and training in the various hazards and precautions necessary for safety.

This course material is based on information from public FAA resources. This course is not represented as an official or approved FAA training program and is provided for the purpose of general information.

Section 1Night Operations
Lecture 1Night Operations Environment
Lecture 2Eye Structure
Lecture 3FAA Pilot Safety Vision videoFree Preview

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Lecture 4References
Section Quiz
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