DroneLogix actively procures new flight missions and is always seeking qualified, experienced, licensed pilots to share in the adventure of serving our clients.

Qualifying to be a DroneLogix Pilot

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At DroneLogix, we recognize that one of our greatest assets is our people. The rich diversity of ideas, experiences, cultures and lifestyles represented by the DroneLogix team make it possible for us to give the best possible service to our customers.

A DroneLogix pilot is a member of the flight crew who is responsible for the safe, FAA-compliant, and efficient operation of the aircraft. A DroneLogix pilot is the pilot-in-command and the final decision-making authority regarding the operation of the aircraft, although it is the responsibility of the ground crew to contribute to the decision-making process. Our pilots represent DroneLogix as the onsite leader responsible for the safety and welfare of the crew and client's people and property, while also promoting a favorable image of DroneLogix in accordance with company policies.

We Follow These Airmanship Principles

Each of our pilots declares they will apply Airmanship Principles, including, but not limited to:

  1. Know your aircraft, the capabilities and limitations in normal and non-normal scenarios
  2. Know yourself, your limitations and personal habits that effect safety (rushing, impulsive, communication barriers, personal issues, financial issues)
  3. Know your environment, the airspace, the weather, the operation
  4. Know your team, conduct briefings, use your observers, communicate, be positive and resolve conflicts quickly and fairly (focus on system not person)
  5. Know the risks, always conducts a thorough risk assessment
  6. Stay proficient, practice and conduct ‘dry runs’ of complex operations, and scenario based training for emergencies
  7. Keep up to date on the latest safety and operational knowledge, including technical information regarding your platform
  8. Note errors and near misses to improve your situational awareness on every operation

We Subscribe to the AUVSI Code of Conduct & UAS Pilots Code

As a member of the unmanned aerial systems industry, it is incumbent upon us to hold ourselves and each other to a high professional and ethical standard.  As with any revolutionary technology, there will be mishaps and abuses; however, in order to operate safely and gain public acceptance and trust, we should all act in accordance with appropriate guiding themes and principles and do so in an open and transparent manner.

All DroneLogix pilots declare they will remain in compliance with the AUVSI CODE OF CONDUCT and the ACI/UAA UAS PILOTS CODE (UASPC).

Click here to read the AUVSI UAS Code of Conduct.

Click here to read the UAS PILOTS CODE (UASPC).


FAA Part 107 Certificate Holder

As a provider of commercial drone flight services, DroneLogix pilots must be active holders of an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate in good standing.

Want to learn more about Part 107?  Read the law here: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 14, Part107

Trusted Operator Program (TOP) Certification

To serve as a DroneLogix pilot, you must earn at least a Level 1 TOP Operator certification.

With the implementation of Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations in the United States, and similar regulatory frameworks around the world, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are transforming fundamental concepts for providing airborne services.

The AUVSI Trusted Operator ProgramTM (TOP) fills the gap between these minimally prescriptive operating regulations and a higher level of demonstrated knowledge, flight proficiency, safety and risk management practices that is expected to be valued by employers and customers of commercial UAS operators.

OSHA-30 Certification

To serve as a DroneLogix pilot, you must earn your OSHA-30 certification.  Our clients expect safe operations and DroneLogix follows the best practices of appropriate jobsite safety training.

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Employers who have trained their workers with the OSHA Outreach Program for Construction have seen reductions of up to 66% in lost-time injuries.  OSHA 30-Hour Construction training is a great method for educating construction workers and supervisors about OSHA safety standards, and DroneLogix expects this same level of training for its pilots.  Students who complete this OSHA-authorized course will receive an official OSHA card from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

Additional benefits of OSHA 30-Hour Training include prevention of possible worksite hazards, understanding workers' rights, employer responsibilities and more.

OSHA 30-Hour Construction topics include:

  • Major Fall, Caught-In/-Between, Struck-By and Electrocution Hazards (OSHA Construction Focus Four)
  • Protection from Crane Hazards
  • Steel Structure Hazards
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Fire Hazards
  • Activities That May Cause MSD and RMD Injuries
  • Choosing and Using Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • And more.

FEMA Certification (for First Responder Pilots)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has the responsibility for coordinating government-wide relief efforts.  It is designed to bring an orderly and systemic means of federal natural disaster assistance for state and local governments in carrying out their responsibilities to aid citizens. As a support resource for First Responders, DroneLogix pilots are expected to be familiar with FEMA processes and policies to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people.

Accordingly, DroneLogix pilots must complete the following training before they can be deployed for incident support:

  • ICS-100 FEMA Training
  • ICS-200 FEMA Training
  • ICS-700 FEMA Training
  • ICS-800 FEMA Training

Criminal Background Check & Drug Testing

DroneLogix pilots must pass our criminal background check, TSA fingerprint based Criminal History
Records check, and required drug testing before initial deployment.
  Critical infrastructure pilots may be subject to more stringent reviews. Please contact us for specific details.

FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s License Holder

DroneLogix pilots are expected to be a holder of a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit to facilitate handheld radio communication with nearby aircraft, to transmit blind announcements about operations near an uncontrolled airport, and most importantly, to communicate with helicopters flying above incident scenes.

The process is easy...

To obtain your lifetime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit it requires FCC registration and a lifetime payment of $70.

There is no test to obtain the license and only one qualification question, “Has the applicant or any party to this application, or any party directly or indirectly controlling the applicant, ever been convicted of a felony by any state or federal court?”

Applicants will be assigned a license ID which will be yours for the rest of your natural life.

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