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PUBLIC OPERATIONS (GOVERNMENTAL)


Public Aircraft Operations are limited by federal statue to certain government operations within U.S. airspace. Whether an operation qualifies as a public aircraft operation is determined on a flight-by-flight basis, under the terms of Title 49. The considerations when making this determination are aircraft ownership, the operator, the purpose of the flight, and the persons on board the aircraft. Public entities may choose to operate either under the Provisions of 14 CFR 107, a Waver to 14 CFR Part 107 or a blanket Public COA.



Advantages/Disadvantages of the 3 Options


Blanket Certificate of  Waiver or Authorization (COA)

  • 60 day Processing Time
  • May allow operations outside the Part 107 Limitations
  • Pilot requirements “Variable”
  • Additional reporting Requirements
  • Each UAS must be registered individually with the FAA


14CFR Part 107 (Drone Rules)

  • No Waiting Period
  • Limited Operations
  • Pilot must possess “Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small UAS Rating”
  • Each UAS must be registered individually with the FAA


14CFR Part 107 Waver

  • Uncertain Waiting Time
  • –9 different provisions of Part 107 are eligible for Waver (Later Discussion)
  • –Pilot must possess  “Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small UAS Rating”
  • –Each UAS must be registered individually with the FAA