Thomas Nelson Course to Prepare Drone Enthusiasts for Part 107 Exam

March 15, 2017
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Since August 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration’s new drone regulations have been opening the door to new economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses everywhere. 

Now, Peninsula entrepreneurs will have a chance to prepare for the Part 107 FAA Remote Pilot Endorsement Certification exam.  Thomas Nelson Community College is offering a six-hour course in April designed to prepare you for the Part 107 exam. 

Thomas Nelson will host an information session to introduce the instructor and explore the opportunities and resources available in this emerging industry on Wednesday, March 29, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center.

The six-hour weekend course will be held April 8 – 9, from 1-4 p.m. The cost of the course is $125.

Todd Boward, of DividedSky Aerial Productions, LLC., who has flown over 800 hours of live and simulated flights, will teach the weekend course and prepare entrepreneurs, small business owners, those in construction, real estate, and more to sit for the exam. 

The course will include the following topics: 

  • Applicable regulations relating to small-unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations
  • Flight operation, airspace classification and operating requirements
  • Flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation  Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance
  •  Radio communication procedures
  • Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft and more. 

For more information visit For specific questions about the course contact Ashley Reams at or call (757) 825-2937.