Small UAS Loading and Performance

Part 107 Loading and Performance

Course Name: Part 107 Loading and Performance
Course Key: ATC #0404
Course Summary: Prepares the student for the FAA’s Part 107 Airman’s Knowledge Test for small UAS remote pilots. Learning objectives include weight and balance, stability and aircraft performance.
Author: David Hook, ATP, CFII, AGI
Quiz Attempts Remaining: Unlimited
Days Remaining to Complete: 365
Open Course
Pass the FAA’s Commercial Drone Test! Small UAS Loading and Performance is the 4th lesson in the training series intended to prepare students to take and pass the Part 107 Airman’s Knowledge Test. Intended for aspiring remote pilots-in-command as well as visual observers and UAS owner/operators, this course examines the regulations and science involved in flying small unmanned aircraft safely for commercial operations. Students learn

• how to load an unmanned aircraft and compute its center of gravity,
• how to avoid cargo regulation pitfalls,
• how to compute density altitude and predict aircraft performance,
• and much more.

A companion course to Aeronautical Decision Making for Small UAS Operators, this series of courses focus on the unique operational challenges and safety concerns of pilots in the unmanned aircraft industry. Other courses include Part 107 regulations, airspace classification and operating requirements, weather, and small UAS operations.

Planehook Aviation Services, LLC produces aviation training courseware, including lessons focused on the unique needs of unmanned aircraft operators and their visual observers. Planehook is a licensed aviation security consulting company in the State of Texas and specializes in flying safety and security. For over a decade, Planehook has provided its services to clients around the world. Planehook publishes its quarterly journal General Aviation Security and contributes regularly to its blogsite www.safedroneflight.org.

Lesson author Dave Hook is a long time aviator with both military and civilian flight experience. Dave retired from USAF Special Operations Command as an A-team leader and evaluator pilot with over 20 years of service. He is an FAA-licensed flight instructor with over 35 years of flying training experience as well an airline transport pilot with multiple aircraft type ratings and an advanced ground instructor. Dave has flown radio-controlled aircraft for many years and is a member of both the Academy of Model Aeronautics and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems, International. No stranger to courseware development and teaching, Dave Hook developed courseware and taught ground school and flying for both military units and corporate clients. He lives with his wife and sons in San Antonio, Texas.