training and faa certificate of authorization (coa)

Empower your fire department, police/law enforcement agency, or public safety organization with a complete, FAA-approved drone program in as little as three weeks.

 
 
 
FAA COA drone flight school

FAA COA Consulting

Skyfire is pleased to offer a full training and certification package that covers every step of the process to acquire the FAA COA (Certificate of Authorization). Your organization can now have a drone program fully operational in as little as three weeks - a process that previously took months. 

The FAA now allows government agencies to self-certify pilots, aircraft, maintenance and currency - making the process much easier than it was just a short time ago.

Our comprehensive package covers all COA requirements and can include COA processing and training.

 

 

Drone Ground School

Even if you've never flown a drone before, Skyfire makes learning how to fly fun.  

Thanks to advances in UAV technology, most UAVs on the market feature self-stabilizing and self-flying technology. You'll be pleasantly surprised just how easy flying a drone can be - and how easy it is to incorporate this technology into your organization.

Check out our current class schedule or to set up a private class for your organization. Skyfire operates in all 50 states.

drone ground school FAA COA
 

 
drone pilot training ground school FAA COA

Pilot flight training and courses

Our experienced FAA-Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) will give you the knowledge and confidence to skillfully operate a drone with the highest level of safety possible. 

Our accelerated FAA Ground School course gives you the FAA-COA-mandated training faster and at lower cost than ever before. 

We'll come to your organization regardless of your location in the USA. Contact us today.

 
 

FAA PART 107 RULES for PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES

New "Part 107" rules released by the FAA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 address civil operation of UAVs. They specifically EXCLUDE "Public Operation" of UAVs - including those undertaken by public safety agencies. However, public agencies can choose to allow their operator to fly under the Part 107 framework. This may be an attractive option for some departments, but before making this decision, you should familiarize yourself with the rules for each designation.

What's Allowed Under Public Aircraft Certificate of Authorization (COA) Rules

  • Categorized as "Civil Aircraft Operations"

  • Liability/responsibility may fall on individual pilot

  • Allows for daytime flight ONLY

  • Must get permission to fly in B, C, D and E airspace for each flight

  • Allows for operation under 400' AGL

  • Allows for operation within visual line of sight of the operator

Training/Application Requirements

  • Pass "Remote Pilot in Charge" airman knowledge test every 2 years

What's Allowed under Part 107 Civil Aircraft Rules

  • Categorized as "Public Aircraft Operations"

  • Liability/responsibility falls on agency

  • Allows for nighttime flight with permission

  • Allows for pre-approval to fly in B, C, D and E airspace

  • Allows for operation under 400' AGL (Above Ground Level)

  • Allows for operation within visual line of sight of the operator

Training/Application Requirements

  • Public Declaration Letter (Letter to FAA certifying public status)

  • Self-certify that pilots have completed training

  • Self-certify that pilots are medically fit to fly

  • Documents, policies and procedures furnished to the FAA by department or consulting company