Search & Rescue Drone Pilot

Search & Rescue Drone Pilot provides insured Part 107 flight operations for search and rescue (SAR) missions and is provided free as a public service. I am a member of both SWARM SAR and Wings of Mercy SAR. My service area spans flight operations in Grand, Gilpin, Boulder, and Clear Creek counties, and more generally within four hours driving time of Fraser, Colorado. Exceptionally specialized area knowledge for SAR missions involving Rollins Pass (Corona Pass) with hundreds of thousands of reference photos/videos of this area. Certain flight operations may be restricted. This service area is also eligible for commercial night flight operations under my daylight operations waiver issued by the FAA.

SAR Example

I am holder of an FAA Part 107 Certificate, with valid recurrency, and all commercial flights comply with the rules set forth by the FAA for UAV/UAS flights within the United States. If needed, town or city permits can be filed along with FAA waivers/authorizations depending on the project and timeframe. I also hold a 14 CFR § 107.29 daylight operations waiver. Flights can be optionally insured up to $25 million dollars. I also am a participant in WINGS, the FAA’s Pilot Proficiency Program.

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