Sandusky Airport to Host Drone Pilot Class


April 30, 2018

Perhaps you know someone who has a drone. There are currently over one million registered in the US, a number that is expected to more than triple by 2021. Reports of close encounters with airliners and fire-fighting aircraft frequently make the news, showing that many drone pilots need to be better educated as to how to operate safely and legally. Drone owners should also be aware that they are required to register their drone with the FAA if it weighs more than 0.55 pounds.
The growing sophistication and camera quality of even moderately priced drones has led many people to consider using them to further their business, often not realizing that doing so without a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA is illegal, and may subject them to hefty fines. To help local citizens earn the Remote Pilot certificate, the Sandusky City Airport will be the site of a ground school designed to prepare individuals to take the required FAA exam. Those who complete the course and pass the FAA exam will then be able to legally operate a drone commercially and charge for their services. Participants must be at least 16 years old and need not possess any prior aviation experience. You don’t even need to have flown a drone before taking the course!
The eight-hour class will be taught by local flight instructor Tim Juhl, and will cover all topics required by the FAA.
For more information, visit https://timjuhl.wixsite.com/remotepilot or call Tim at 810-376-8668.
Class time has yet to be determined.

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