Remote Pilot Test Prep UAS

Remote Pilot Test Prep   UAS Author ASA Test Prep Board
ISBN-10 1619544709
Release 2016-08
Pages 152
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Trade Paperback + PDF eBook version: Trade paperback book comes with code to download the eBook from ASA's website. Flying a drone as a "remote pilot-in-command” for non-hobby operations requires a "Remote Pilot Certificate” issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You must successfully complete the FAA Knowledge Exam to earn a remote pilot certificate with a "small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)” rating. This book is your key -- ASA’s Remote Pilot Test Prep is the best resource for successful test-taking and safe small UAS operations. This book is a comprehensive preparation, study and test tool for the remote pilot certificate ("Unmanned Aircraft General - Small") FAA Knowledge Exam. Rely on the time-proven and dependable ASA Test Prep Series to prepare for your exam; the rating requirements for the certificate are explained in detail and test material is expertly organized into chapters based on subject matter. This topical study promotes understanding and aids recall to provide an efficient study guide. Topics covered are FAA regulations, the National Airspace System, weather, loading and performance, and operations. This book is particularly helpful for drone operators interested in earning a remote pilot certificate, for Remote Pilot Aircraft (RPA) applicants, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training programs preparing applicants for FAA exams, self-study readers interested in learning more about commercial unmanned aircraft operations, and existing (manned aircraft) pilots who want to learn more about the drone and UAS operations sharing the National Airspace System. Included are instructional text and illustrations, questions, answer stems, correct answers, explanations and references for further study. When you’re done studying, you can then take up to 5 practice tests with ASA’s online simulated testing program at no additional cost (codes are provided to enter at the ASA practice-test website).



Remote Pilot Test Prep 2018

Remote Pilot Test Prep 2018 Author Asa Test Board
ISBN-10 1619545594
Release 2017-08-16
Pages 160
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Flying a drone as a "remote pilot-in-command" for non-hobby operations requires a "Remote Pilot Certificate" issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You must successfully complete the FAA Knowledge Exam to earn a remote pilot certificate with a "small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)" rating. This book is your key -- ASA's Remote Pilot Test Prep is the best resource for successful test-taking and safe small UAS operations. This book is a comprehensive preparation, study and test tool for the remote pilot certificate ("Unmanned Aircraft General - Small") FAA Knowledge Exam. Rely on the time-proven and dependable ASA Test Prep Series to prepare for your exam; the rating requirements for the certificate are explained in detail and test material is expertly organized into chapters based on subject matter. This topical study promotes understanding and aids recall to provide an efficient study guide. Topics covered are FAA regulations, the National Airspace System, weather, loading and performance, and operations. This book is particularly helpful for drone operators interested in earning a remote pilot certificate, for Remote Pilot Aircraft (RPA) applicants, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training programs preparing applicants for FAA exams, self-study readers interested in learning more about commercial unmanned aircraft operations, and existing (manned aircraft) pilots who want to learn more about the drone and UAS operations sharing the National Airspace System. Included are instructional text and illustrations, questions, answer stems, correct answers, explanations and references for further study. When you're done studying, you can then take up to 5 practice tests with ASA's online simulated testing program at no additional cost (codes are provided to enter at the ASA practice-test website).



Remote Drone Pilot Certification Study Guide

Remote Drone Pilot Certification Study Guide Author T. C. Freeman
ISBN-10 0998128309
Release 2016-09-04
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Guaranteed to Pass the Remote Pilot Certification Knowledge Test or your Money Back!* Pass the FAA Part 107 Remote (Drone) Pilot Certification, includes 1 year FREE Membership at RemotePilotAssociation.com with private Facebook group discussion, blog and videos. Study guide has 12 chapters and over 400 practice questions. Good for small business, corporate or government (like law enforcement)) commercial operators of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). Don't risk not passing the FAA Remote Pilot test at a cost of $150. There are 60 questions on the FAA test with a test bank of over 300 questions. Our study guide is not your typical study guide; it's fun and efficient (sometimes blunt), not a dry textbook. Study on your own schedule. Make money with your drone!



Drones

Drones Author Brian Halliday
ISBN-10 1520410417
Release 2017-02-03
Pages 84
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Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques is a complete guide to flying your drone. Created as a standalone book, it is also the natural follow on to the first book in the series Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual and was designed to support and guide you as you build on your piloting experience.Within Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques You will learn how to grow your confidence with proven and practised flight techniques that also add to and enhance your current skill-set. Within the book you will learn many flight and filming techniques, some industry specific but many that can be applied to multiple situations.There are step by step methods for the following:Numerous "reveal" shot techniques.General drone filming and photography methods.How to film moving targets with examples.Tried and tested methods for creating professional surveys, map making and 3D models- along with examples.Racing drone flight techniques.As well as a multitude of flight techniques there are also sections dedicated to good airman-ship, airworthiness, what to do in the event of a crash and weather conditions. The book also contains actual worked examples and finishes with some further tips and FAQs.As UAV/Drone Pilots it is important that we fly safely at all times, this book was written with the hopes of not only increasing your skill as a drone pilot, but also to ensure that you get the most out of your drone. Have fun and fly responsibly.Brian Halliday is a lifelong aircraft enthusiast and has been operating drones as a Commercial UAV Pilot for 5 years, maintaining, modifying and flying a wide range of UAVs. His main works include mapping natural areas and nature reserves in the name of conservation and maintenance and contributing to wildlife informational productions and projects.



Remote Pilot Airman Certification Standards

Remote Pilot Airman Certification Standards Author
ISBN-10 1619544717
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 32
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This ACS book from the FAA lists the standards and requirements for the Remote Pilot Certificate, issued for operating drones and small unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System. The new Airman Certification Standards are ideal for checkride preparation, and will help applicants develop an understanding of how knowledge, risk management, and skill elements work together for safe performance of each required task they may be asked to perform during the checkride. For instructors, the ACS will serve as a guide for teaching and training an applicant everything they need to know for certification and safe operation within the National Airspace System. Designated Pilot Examiners (DPEs) will use the ACS to assess an applicant's understanding, knowledge, risk management considerations, and performance of each task. As always, ASA delivers authentic, accurate, and reliable FAA documents exactly as provided by the FAA. One noticeable change is that the FAA has adapted the size and format of the ACS so that it lists everything an applicant needs to know, consider, and do in order to pass both the knowledge test and the practical test for a certificate or rating.



Small Drone Guide

Small Drone Guide Author Henry Perritt
ISBN-10 1535544864
Release 2016-08-17
Pages 190
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The FAA has significantly relaxed regulatory requirements for flying small unmanned aircraft. Commercial entities or freelancers need not apply individually for waivers or authority to fly for commercial purposes. Now, anyone can fly a drone weighing less than 55 pounds and get paid for it as long as he registers the drone, a simple web-based process costing only five dollars, and passes a written test. This book is designed to help anyone pass the written test. Even the holders of regular pilots' licenses must complete an online course containing much of the same material covered by the written test. The book packages the material into the same categories that the FAA has specified for the written test. It includes the FAA's 40 sample questions published in late July, and has review questions at the end of each chapter. Someone who reads the book, understands the material, and completes the review questions should have no difficulty passing the FAA's Remote Pilot - Small Unmanned Aircraft Rating knowledge test.



The Photographer s Guide to Drones

The Photographer s Guide to Drones Author Colin Smith
ISBN-10 9781681981161
Release 2016-11-11
Pages 252
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The Photographer s Guide to Drones has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Photographer s Guide to Drones also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Photographer s Guide to Drones book for free.



Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide Author Brent Terwilliger
ISBN-10 161954394X
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 285
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The utility and benefits of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are emerging and being recognized across the aviation industry. While this technology is not new, the ability to support domestic public and private operators is becoming better understood and opening up new uses to government organizations and commercial enterprise. Analysis of the unmanned aviation market indicates that small UAS (sUAS) will become the most prevalent and affordable form of unmanned aircraft available, featuring technology developed by contributors ranging from DIY and hobby model aircraft communities to defense contracting. This book will help readers understand what a drone or UAS is, what forms are available (including multirotor, fixed-wing, and hybrid types), to make well-informed decisions regarding purchase and use. Readers will learn how sUAS and their various configuration options can be used to address or support evolving business needs. Ultimately, readers will have enough information to formulate a plan to acquire necessary certification approvals and operate sUAS in a safe, efficient, and effectivemanner. Beginning with the history of UAS and ending with how to prepare for the future of this fast-paced and innovative industry, this book contains descriptions of typical sUAS architecture, related technology, common uses, and suggested safety practices, while also providing a narrative to help you determine the most appropriate path forward through complex legal, business, operational, and support considerations. Understanding how these pieces fit together, from the technical and legal perspectives, will shape your own strategy for the safe, efficient, and effective use of this "(r)evolutionary" technology. The authors developed this book to share critical background, concepts, guidance, and lessons learned from their collective experience as researchers, operators, and academic instructors to dispel common myths and provide a starting point to explore how sUAS can be applied to solve challenges and support economic pursuits. Written for experienced aviators, as well as those new to aviation and operating in the National Airspace System (NAS). Illustrated extensively throughout, each chapter concludes with review questions for classroom and self-study use; glossary and index included. This book provides a solid foundation for keeping up with this fast moving and exciting aviation field.



Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones

Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones Author Eric Cheng
ISBN-10 9780134122830
Release 2015-10-30
Pages 288
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Inexpensive consumer drones that offer ease of flight and high-quality photography and videography have exploded on the market recently, creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. The decision to purchase one is just the first in a long stream of things a new owner must think about. Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones is designed to help you make the most of the opportunities these nimble, affordable, and accessible flying machines have created for aerial photography and videography. Within this definitive guide, you’ll learn about the following: • the current state of camera drone equipment • how to become a competent drone operator • tips for getting the best aerial still images and videos • stories from aerial photographers and videographers from around the world • the current regulatory state for drone usage in the U.S. • techniques demonstrated in several videos you can download from peachpit.com, along with pre-flight checklists and worksheets for flight training.



Pilot s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Pilot s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge Author Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration
ISBN-10 9781628732559
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 368
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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the official reference manual for pilots at all levels. An indispensable and invaluable encyclopedia, it deals with all aspects of aeronautical information. Chapters include: aircraft structure, principles of aerodynamics, flight controls, aircraft systems, and flight instruments. Flight manuals and documentation are also covered, as is specialized information on such matters as weight and balance, aircraft performance, weather, navigation, airport operations, aeromedical factors, and decision-making while flying. A detailed index and full glossary make this book easy to navigate and useful in quick reference situations.



Read Before Flight

Read Before Flight Author Nicholas R. Damron
ISBN-10 1502847523
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 60
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Read Before Flight is a guide to advise readers how to build safe and standardized Drone / UAS flight training and operation programs. It is a compilation of lessons learned and military experience applied to the growing commercial market. The principles outlined in Read Before Flight are scalable and apply to individuals operating a single quad copter as well as large companies flying multiple unmanned systems.



Drone Operator s Logbook

Drone Operator s Logbook Author Jonathan Rupprecht
ISBN-10 1519653603
Release 2015-12-02
Pages 118
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Federal Aviation Regulations, COA, & Section 333 Exemption Compliant. This logbook has been specifically designed to be compliant with 14 CFR 61.51, Section 333 exemptions, and COA logbook requirements. Easy COA Reporting. If you have MULTIPLE aircraft, this will NOT work. Buy one logbook for each drone. The FAA requires that commercial operators who have 333 exemptions and "blanket" COA's to file monthly reports. It is EXTREMELY annoying to log all this information and then send it in via email. If you have one drone per logbook, do not have any takeoff or landing damage, equipment malfunctions, or lost link events, you could simply make scans of the pages for the month and email them into the FAA. The COA's say, "number of flights (per location, per aircraft)" & "total aircraft operational hours[.]" The columns only support one aircraft; however, recreational flyers could list multiple aircraft because they are currently not required to report. Disclaimer: Current FAA "blanket" COAs say "must submit the following information" and do not explicitly say scans are acceptable. The FAA could issue guidance in the future further clarifying the mode of report (text in email vs. scan in email). It is up to YOU to keep up to date on this. The FAA or Law Enforcement Can Request Your Logbook. 14 C.F.R. § 61.51(i) says, "Persons must present their pilot certificate, medical certificate, logbook, or any other record required by this part for inspection upon a reasonable request by" the FAA, an authorized representative from the National Transportation Safety Board, or any Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer. If your electronic logbook is on your device, do you really want to give law enforcement or the FAA your device? Furthermore, how are you to get the data off that device? Insurance. When you apply for insurance, they will ask you to fill out a form that is going to ask for all sorts of information. A logbook will assist you in filling out the form so you can receive the most accurate quote. Marketing. Showing a completed logbook to a potential customer is a great marketing point. Like the old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words," a good logbook is worth a thousand flights. You can quickly demonstrate your flight experience by flipping through the pages. Furthermore, a well-kept and orderly logbook gives the impression that you are a professional. Required in Other Countries. Other countries such as South Africa require the drone logbook to be in paper. Paper is the current industry standard. Going for a Certificate/Rating. Individuals can use this logbook to apply their experience towards UAS certificates / ratings. While the FAA is still working on creating certificates and ratings, you can prepare for the future by logging everything now. Less Cumbersome. If you are marketing to a potential client, you can scan pages of your logbook and send it to them. It is more cumbersome to get the data off a phone or website. Very Little Problems. What happens if your phone is stolen, water damaged, battery dies, or there is poor cell phone signal? Paper does not need a cell signal or batteries. No Data Theft. You don't have to worry about data theft like you would with a website or an app. Fidelity. Electronic logbooks can be changed while pen and paper is permanent.



Uas Pilot Log Expanded Edition

Uas Pilot Log Expanded Edition Author Droneprep
ISBN-10 151212902X
Release 2015-05-10
Pages 112
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The UAS Pilot Log Expanded Edition takes your flight recording experience to the next level. Building on the success of droneprep's standard pilot log, this Expanded Edition incorporates pilot feedback and testing results to maximize the routine operations for pilots and operators of unmanned aircraft systems and drones. This log book captures all the elements contained in droneprep's standard log book but offers additional and expanded tools to enhance your flying and record keeping experience. Using this logbook, pilots will be able to distill complex procedures and note taking with simple, easy-to-understand entry pages that can be maintained by any drone operator, regardless of skill level or experience. Added spacing, graphs, notational areas, and commentary fields make this Expanded Edition a flexible and powerful record that will serve as both a tool to enhance the flight experience and a superb record of exactly what happened on the day of each flight. The UAS Pilot Log, Expanded Edition, is one of the first flight logs uniquely designed for the needs of drone operators. After extensive research into record keeping and processes maintained by expert operators, droneprep designed this log book system specifically for pilots and operators of unmanned aircraft systems and drones to plan and track critical flight details. As FAA and other government regulations evolve, the UAS Pilot Log will help keep you on top of your record keeping activities. Seamlessly designed to be useful and relevant, this logbook distills complex procedures and processes with simple, easy-to-understand entry pages that can be maintained by any drone operator, regardless of skill level or experience. The result is a flexible yet powerful record that will serve as both a tool to enhance your flying experience and a superb record of exactly what happened on the day of your flight.



Remote Sensing Applications for the Urban Environment

Remote Sensing Applications for the Urban Environment Author George Z. Xian
ISBN-10 9781420089851
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 220
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Land use and land cover changes associated with increased urbanization have led to landscape and environmental changes throughout the world. Remote Sensing Applications for the Urban Environment places emphasis on the rapid development of worldwide urbanization and its impact on the environment, and reviews the assessment of urban land cover conditions using remote sensing data. The book examines current satellite observation capacities, the use of remote sensing data to characterize urban extent and urban land cover, and the applications of satellite-derived data for urban environment assessments. It also introduces cutting-edge assessment methods and remote sensing techniques for characterizing high-resolution imagery of urban areas in different ecological environments. Focuses on the latest progress in urban remote sensing and technologies used to monitor urban land use and land cover conditions Introduces several methods used to extract urban landscape features using high-resolution imagery Details the methods currently used for assessing urban vegetation, impervious surface, and urban land use and land cover conditions Describes how to use multi-temple satellite images to monitor urban growth around the world An up-to-date reference reflecting the state of the art in both remote sensing and the environmental assessment of urban areas, Remote Sensing Applications for the Urban Environment summarizes current satellite observing capacities and the growing demand for consistent and continuous local, regional, and global observation data by different government agencies throughout the world. This book serves academic faculties, students, researchers, and government decision makers.



Applied Engineering Failure Analysis

Applied Engineering Failure Analysis Author Hock-Chye Qua
ISBN-10 9781482222197
Release 2015-03-25
Pages 369
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Applied Engineering Failure Analysis: Theory and Practice provides a point of reference for engineering failure analysis (EFA) cases, presenting a compilation of case studies covering a 35-year period, from the 1970s to 2012. This period spans the era from the time when slide rules were used routinely for engineering calculations, and when hard-copy photographs taken by film cameras were pasted onto typewritten sheets to make reports, to the present time when all these functions have become much less onerous through computer assistance. The cases are drawn from such diverse fields as mechanical engineering, metallurgy, mining, civil/structural engineering, electrical power systems, and radiation damage; the last two topics are quite scarce in current publications. It includes theoretical content that deals with useful topics in basic theory, material properties, failure mechanisms, EFA methodology, and applications. It provides high-quality illustrations throughout, which greatly helps to promote the understanding of the failure characteristics described. This book offers an integrated approach that serves as a useful first reference in the above topics, for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for practicing engineers. The book provides a hands-on approach to EFA, which helps the user to develop an understanding of potential failure situations, to explore the consequences, and to better understand how to solve similar problems; it also helps users to develop their own techniques for most other engineering failure problems. The authors include a section on technical report writing, which will assist failure investigators in getting their findings across. They also present simple engineering calculations that may serve as illustrative examples, and typical problems and solutions are included at the end of each chapter.



The Handbook of Drone Photography

The Handbook of Drone Photography Author Chase Guttman
ISBN-10 9781510712171
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 208
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Drones are the next frontier in photography. This cutting-edge technology, still unexplored by the masses, can bring visual artistry to new and exciting heights. The Handbook of Drone Photography will be the go-to manual for consumers wishing to harness the power of drones to capture stunning aerial photographs. This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones’ extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life. For the first time, aerial photography is open to everyone, and award-winning travel photographer Chase Guttman will guide readers’ drone ventures from beginning to end. The Handbook of Drone Photography can help anyone break into this thrilling, high-potential space and launch their own lofty explorations today.



Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Author Policy and Global Affairs
ISBN-10 9780309131308
Release 2009-07-29
Pages 352
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Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.