This textbook is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Remote Pilot certificate, which is required in order to operate drones for commercial use. With a friendly and readable style, authors Bob Gardner and David Ison cover all of the details involved in becoming a competent, responsible, and safe remote pilot. This pilot certificate will open up tremendous opportunities for flying these increasingly affordable and sophisticated small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
The Complete Remote Pilot
is designed to not only prepare readers for the FAA Knowledge Exam but to teach them about how UAS fly, their components and systems, and the aeronautical knowledge required to fly drones in the same airspace as aircraft with passengers. This book covers specifics on drone terminology, regulations, airspace and navigation, airport and off-airport operations, radio communication procedures, weather, aerodynamics and aircraft performance, emergency procedures, human factors, maintenance, and preflight inspection procedures.