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"From A to Z we will walk you through all the steps required for your department to safely and legally operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle."

UAV Public

Safety Training

"From A to Z we will walk you through all the steps required for your department to safely and legally operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle."





Law Enforcement

Fire Departments

First Response & Search and Rescue

First, we show you how to get a COA. Next we train your pilots for safe and legal operations.
Our training system teaches your pilots on what they need to know. Your drone pilots will learn:

- Types of airspace

- Drone regulations
- Air traffic control requirements

- Standard Operating Procedures - - How to comply with your COA 

- Much more


We travel to your department for two days of hands on classroom and outdoor training. From A to Z, our course will walk you through all the steps required for you department to safely and legally operate a UAV

The FAA requires public agencies who fly drones to have either a COA or FAR Part 107 training.
FAR Part 107
Public Agencies can fly under the new FAR 107 rules. For some agencies however obtaining a COA can provide much more operational flexibility 


Getting your Certificate of Waiver or Authorization

For a public agency to fly a drone (UAV) you must get permission from the FAA by either obtaining a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) or by certifying your pilots under the new FAR Part 107 rules.  The FAR Part 107 rules apply only to civilian aircraft operations.  Therefore, if you wish to operate under the new FAR Part 107 rules, you must declare your flights as civilian operations.  Flying under FAR Part 107 can be a great option for some departments.  However, a COA can sometimes provide additional operational flexibility that is not available under FAR Part 107.  For this reason, many departments are still obtaining COAs. Call us up for a free consultation.  We'll take a look at the airspace over your jurisdiction and give you guidance on how to proceed in obtaing FAA approval.    


Complying with your COA


Once you get your COA you'll be authorized to begin training your pilots for missions. The FAA requires your pilots to be knowledgeable about all the airspace and regulations surrounding drone flying. The FAA is holding drone pilots to the same standards as manned aircraft pilots.  Our video series trains your pilots on everything they need to know including:

-Types of airspace
-Drone regulations
-Standard Operating Procedures -Safe flying operations
-How to comply with your COA


Jurisdictional COA

After you have completed training, you can begin using your drone for missions, allowing you to fly your drone inside your departments jurisdiction according to the stipulations laid out in the COA. Our video series trains your pilots on how to comply with you COA to ensure your legally and safely flying your drones


obtaining FAA

Airspace Consulting

Airspace can be complex; we offer customized airspace training for the airspace overlaying your jurisdiction. We will train your pilots and dispacters on where they can and cannot safely fly for the mission. 

3D Airspace Models Customized for Your Area

Sample Airspace Video


Many Public Agencies see the value in UAV flying. Their low operating cost and quick deployment have opened the doors for numerous applications including:

Law Enforcement
Tactical Operations
-day and night with thermal camera
3D Models of Crime Scenes
Emergency Response Situations
Search and Rescue
Natural Disasters
- Earthquakes
- Tornados
- Wild Fires
3D Model of Accident Scenes
drone uses



Public Safety

Public Safety UAV Training was founded after realizing the need for formal UAV training, specifically for public safety departments, such as law enforcement, fire departments, DNR, etc.


We bridge the knowledge gap between the public safety world and the aviation world by integrating drones into public safety operations.

James Aarestad

Airline Transport Pilot
Certified Flight Instructor
Certified Multi Engine Flight Instructor
Certified Instrument Instructor
8,000 hours of flight time
Type Ratings: Boeing 737, CRJ-200, Saab 340

Flown UAVs/ RC aircraft all his life

Eric Herman

Airline Transport Pilot

Line Check Airmen, ADP

Certified Flight Instructor
Certified Multi Engine Flight Instructor
Certified Instrument Instructor
18,000 hours of flight time
Type Ratings: Boeing 737, BE-1900

Inquiries: Phone: 612-229-5027


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The statistics don't lie. If you don’t have formal training on operating a drone, you will crash. It's only a matter of time. Unfortunately, many public agencies have a poor drone safety record. Many agencies have crashed their drones, sometimes, multiple times. Most crashes can be avoided by learning valuable techniques and by following a good standard operating procedures. This is all laid out in our videos.



Unfortunately, many public agencies around the country have been flying drones in violation of federal and state regulations. Most people are not aware of all the regulations surrounding UAV flying for public entities.


  • Are you aware which type of airspace overlays your jurisdiction?

  • Do you know how to determine when a temporary flight restriction is in effect? How close can you fly to airports or power plants?

  • Can you fly your drone over a freeway or interstate?


These are some of the questions that your drone pilots need to know answers to.
Our course teaches you the history and evolution of FAA regulations, teaching you how to comply and operate within the National Airspace System (NAS).


legal and safe
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