We often get questions about COAs for police officers and firefighters. As someone working in public safety, how do you obtain a COA? Does your department need one if already have a Part 107?
Because COAs can be somewhat confusing, we explain how they work. There are a few variations on the COA. Each one applies to different pilots in different circumstances. If you’re wondering which COA your public safety agency needs, listen up!
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[01:53] Paul provides some information about the forthcoming Drone U classes
[03:47] Today’s question is about COA’s for public safety officers and firefighters
[04:49] Paul discusses the different ways through which public safety officers can carry out public operations
[05:14] We discuss the various details of public COA’s and benefits of getting the same
[06:11] Is self certification possible if your agency has a public COA?
[06:49] Paul shares some details about the forthcoming Drone U course on public safety
[07:17] What are the benefits of flying under civil or part 107?
[08:35] Which are the different laws that govern different types of operations?
[09:17] What are the public aircraft requirements under different laws?
[11:00] What are some of the benefits of public COA’s over civil or Part 107?
[12:20] Discussing the need for a law agency to avail a COA in spite of having Part 107 certified pilots
[13:00] What are some of the rigorous maintenance and medical standards that you need to maintain if you are planing on getting a COA?
[14:27] How long are the COA’s good for? Is it possible to get extensions?
[17:20] What is a drawback of flying under a public COA over part 107?
[18:05] Learn how lawmakers can deal with restrictions on their drones by getting a Crystal Sky monitor; Paul provides details of the forthcoming webinar which will deal with this topic