COA (CAPS) Course Update/Revision

COA (CAPS) Course Update/Revision
March 10, 2018 Comments Off on COA (CAPS) Course Update/Revision Drone Training,FAA,Public COA,Public Safety,Training Events Tim Trott

The Drone Professor’s course on preparing a Public Safety Certificate of Authorization/Waiver has been revised, updated and expanded.

Late last year, the FAA replaced the original E-COA online application process with CAPS.(COA Online APplication System), adding a problematic sign-up process. The system itself is geared to an audience familiar with aviation, but many who will be tasked with filing the application may not be. We try to bridge that gap.

This new hour-long course is compiled from information gathered from various FAA sources and resources and assembled in a way that attempts to demystify much of the process, with tips on avoiding pitfalls. For example, on one screen there is an instruction to send documents to a linked email. However that link contains an extra period at the end, so that when the unaware sends their information to that email address it comes back as “undelivered message”, which the sender may not notice. There are several other examples in this course of ways to avoid frustration and mistakes.

Public COA or Part 107? This course contrasts these two paths open to Public Safety Agencies. What kind of COA? Blanket, Jurisdictional or Emergency? And how do they connect? What is a Con-Ops? What is required for the Declaration Letter? This course will answer a lot of those questions, and those planning to file for a public COA will find this training course useful in meeting that challenge.

About The Author
Tim Trott Tim Trott is an FDLE certified instructor (#329775), and Certified Remote Pilot. and also passed the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction and Ground School exam and was granted one of the first 400 Section 333 Exemptions. As a writer, Tim has several books and e-books on, including FAA 107 UAG Remote Pilot Study Guide, The Droner's Guide (#15 in its category) and Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Kirby 'Sky King' Grant. Many of these courses are available for on-site training through Tim Trott has conducted training courses in Boston, Mass., Texas City and Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Valencia Community College in Orlando, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee, and Gulf Coast Public Service Academy in Panama City, Florida. Between online and on-site training, Tim Trot has trained close to 1,000 students in various aspects of small Umanned Aircraft Systems operation.