PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County will host a
free seminar on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), better known as
drones. Designed for novices to enthusiasts, An Intro to Part
107: What it Takes to Become & Operate as a Remote
Pilot will enable attendees to discover drones for the
first time, as well as prepare them to become FAA certified remote
pilots. The seminar will be held at CCAC South Campus on Saturday,
Nov. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room G-404.
Made possible by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
(AOPA), An Intro to Part 107: What it Takes to Become &
Operate as a Remote Pilot offers a comprehensive
introduction to drones, which are starting to revolutionize how
companies do business and are one of the fastest growing segments
of aviation, with more than 13,000 remote pilot certificate
applications submitted during the first month of the FAA program.
Certified flight instructors will present the material in a fun,
interactive way and will cover in-depth topics ranging from
regulations and airspace to weather and emergencies. Attendees
will be able to ask questions regarding remote pilot certification
while meeting local instructors and gaining a connection to the
According to Dr. Lori Paluti, instructor at CCAC South Campus
and an FAA certified unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pilot, the
demand for commercial drone pilots has increased, and several
industries are paying top salaries to drone pilots who can perform
aerial inspections of property, towers or agricultural areas. In
order to obtain a job in the industry, drone pilots must be FAA
certified as UAS pilots and have some experience flying drones.
"Drone pilots must understand airspace, weather
reports, FAA rules and regulations, and how to safely pilot a
drone while operating an onboard camera. This workshop is a great
opportunity for individuals in the community to learn about these
In the spring, South Campus will offer the course
Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which will
provide more detailed information about drones and how to become
Preregistration for the workshop is encouraged as space is
limited. To register for the seminar,
click here or email Lori Paluti at lpaluti@ccac or call
412.469.4309 or 412.519.3956.
For more information, go to hangar.aopa.org/events/item/86/603.