Drones For The Holidays

Looking to make extra money over the holidays? Turn your hobby into your side hustle with a FAA Part 107 License to fly your drone commercially.

The FAA reported that there are 253,271 Certified Remote Pilots, as of their Q2 Quarterly UAS reports, and growing every year. As the technology, rules, and regulations continue to evolve, the number of remote pilots and use cases for commercial application continue to rapidly increase. For example, in April of 2021, the FAA rolled out the updated regulations to allow flights over people and at night for all remote pilots without requiring a waiver, making it even easier for pilots to expand their commercial operations.

At Airspace Link, 10 of our teammates are certified drone pilots in addition to all of our recreational hobbyists.

“As drone operators, we are pilots flying in the National Airspace System. It is imperative that we know the rules and regulations defining how we can safely use drones to maintain the safety of our communities and other pilots and passengers in our airspace. Studying the rules found in 14 CFR Part 107 and taking the associated knowledge test are the way to learn how to be a responsible pilot and gain your FAA remote pilot certificate.

The content is comprehensive and will take time to learn, but there are lots of great resources out there to help new pilots who are looking to get certified.” Says Tyler Dicks, Sr. Solution Architect at Airspace Link and Part 107 Drone Pilot.

Here are some of the Airspace Link team’s favorite resources when studying for the certification:

 

And of course, once you’re certified don’t forget to utilize AirHub™ for Pilots to visualize, plan and apply for authorization for your flights.