Title

Pilot Qualifications and Training in UAS Air Carrier Operations

Presenter Email

Autumn.C.Alderdice@faa.gov

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Start Date

3-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

3-4-2020 10:30 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Flight Training; Advanced flight training; UAS; Integrated Airspace (Manned vs. Unmanned); UAS; UAS; UAS

Keywords

UAS, Pilot Qualifications, Pilot Training, Air Carrier Operations, National Air Space

Abstract

Integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS) is a high priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). President Trump and his Administration created the Integration Pilot Program (IPP) that facilitated the DOT to enter into agreements with State, local, and tribal governments for testing complex UAS operations. These government entities have engaged with various UAS manufacturers and operators for a wide variety of operations. Many of these operations can be conducted under the framework of the small UAS rules in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107. However, many of the desired operations are considered air carrier and therefore are outside the applicability of that part. As a result, many operators are now seeking approval to operate under 14 CFR part 135. The pilot qualification, experience, and training requirements in this part are comprehensive and tailored to traditional aviation with pilots on board the aircraft. This presentation will describe the FAA’s approach to qualifying pilots of UAS for these kinds of operations under part 135.

Presenter Biography

Autumn Alderdice joined the FAA in 2007 and currently works in the Training and Simulation Branch within the FAA’s Air Transportation Division. She is a Training and Airmen Certification subject matter expert for part 135 UAS operations and currently serves as the Flight Standards Project Manager for multiple UAS part 135 certifications. Previously in her FAA career, she has served as a Safety Management Systems Implementation subject matter expert and Operations inspector overseeing both General Aviation and Air Carrier operations. Inspector Alderdice holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Illinois-Springfield and a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University. Prior to her work at the FAA, she was a Captain at a regional air carrier and a flight instructor at a Part 141 Flight school.

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Mar 4th, 9:00 AM Mar 4th, 10:30 AM

Pilot Qualifications and Training in UAS Air Carrier Operations

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS) is a high priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). President Trump and his Administration created the Integration Pilot Program (IPP) that facilitated the DOT to enter into agreements with State, local, and tribal governments for testing complex UAS operations. These government entities have engaged with various UAS manufacturers and operators for a wide variety of operations. Many of these operations can be conducted under the framework of the small UAS rules in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107. However, many of the desired operations are considered air carrier and therefore are outside the applicability of that part. As a result, many operators are now seeking approval to operate under 14 CFR part 135. The pilot qualification, experience, and training requirements in this part are comprehensive and tailored to traditional aviation with pilots on board the aircraft. This presentation will describe the FAA’s approach to qualifying pilots of UAS for these kinds of operations under part 135.