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

Thank you for your interest in DroneLogix. 

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

You are encouraged to earn at least a Level 1 TOP Operator certification.

As an early adopter of the AUVSI Trusted Operator ProgramTM (TOP) , DroneLogix values those who have achieved Level 1 TOP Certification. Though no longer required to serve as a DroneLogix Pilot, Level 1 TOP Certification demonstrates a commitment to a higher level of demonstrated knowledge, flight proficiency, safety and risk management practices that is expected of commercial UAS operators.

OSHA Training

To serve as a DroneLogix pilot on some of our projects, you must earn your OSHA-10 Hour Construction or OSHA-30 certification.  For example, to fly vertical projects involving access to buildings under active construction, our clients expect safe operations and DroneLogix follows the best practices of appropriate jobsite safety training. We have many projects where OSHA training is not required. DroneLogix offers support for its pilots to achieve OSHA training certification.

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-10 Hour Construction training will teach you the best practices for safeguarding against the top causes of fatalities and accidents in construction. This online course covers how to prevent slipping, tripping, getting struck by an object, electrocution, and getting caught in between objects or machinery. OSHA 30-Hour Construction training is more comprehensive and includes prevention of possible worksite hazards, understanding workers' rights, employer responsibilities. DroneLogix requires OSHA-10 Hour or OSHA-30 Hour 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). 

OSHA 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)

To serve as a First Responder Pilot for DroneLogix, where you serve as a Pilot In Command (PIC) for first responder organizations, or where you provide training support to first responders, you will need FEMA Certification. 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. DroneLogix offers support for its pilots to achieve FEMA certification.

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

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

Criminal Background Check & Drug Testing

DroneLogix employee pilots (not contractors) must submit to a criminal background check. In some cases, employees and contract pilots may also be required to submit to a more in-depth background check or TSA fingerprint-based Criminal History Records check and drug testing before initial deployment, if required by a project or client.  Critical infrastructure pilots may be subject to additional stringent reviews based on client requirements.

FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s License Holder

DroneLogix pilots are encouraged to be a holder of a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (RROP) 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. For projects located on, very near, or contiguous to active airports we require an RROP prior to deployment for safety. DroneLogix will provide a suitable loaner aircraft-band transceiver, if the pilot is unable to provide their own radio.

Online Information: FCC RROP Info - Click on the Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (RR) section header to learn more

The process is easy to secure your RROP...

To obtain your lifetime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit requires FCC registration and submittal of FCC Form 605 through electronic filing via the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS), 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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