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 eight weeks.

 
 
 
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FAA COA Consulting

Skyfire is pleased to offer a full training and drone 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 eight weeks - a process that previously took months. 

The FAA allows emergency services 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 even includes processing, filing, and training.

 

 

Drone Ground School

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

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.

Public safety drone training and certification
 

 
Fire Drone Training and certification

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 Public Safety Drone Pilot Ground School course gives you the FAA-mandated COA training faster and at a lower cost than ever before. 

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

 
 

FAA PART 107 RULES for PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES

There are two FAA-sanctioned regulatory frameworks that Public Agencies can operate under: Part 107 and Certificates of Authorization. There are advantages to both frameworks, but Skyfire Consulting recommends that all public safety operations establish their drone programs under a Certificate of Authorization when possible.

Here is the breakdown of the two regulatory frameworks:

What's Allowed Under Part 107 Civil Aircraft Rules

  • Categorized as "Civil Aircraft Operations"

  • Operations conducted under the pilot's individual 107 certificate, not the agency

  • 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 Public Aircraft Certificate of Authorization (COA) Rules

  • Categorized as "Public Aircraft Operations"

  • Agency holds the authorization, not individual pilots

  • 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