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Light Sport Flight Instructor looking into drone commercial ops

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Josh Wooding, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Josh Wooding

    Apr 16, 2016
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    I'm a Light Sport Pilot flight instructor and FAA Designated Practical Examiner (fixed wing and powered parachute) and also a private pilot. I started getting phone calls last year from people wanting to get their light sport license so they could operate drones commercially and I had absolutely no idea what they were talking about. I had zero knowledge about drones so I had to call my inspector in Oklahoma City and get the scoop.

    Seems like word is getting out now that you can get a sport license for a fraction of the cost of a private license. The going rate in my area for private is about 7,000 compared to around what I charge of 1,500.

    After figuring out all the rules and regs, I decided to get into the drone business and yesterday started an LLC. Excited about this journey and looking forward to learning tons from you all!
  2. Prairie Pyro

    Mar 30, 2016
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    West Central MN, USA
    Had not looked into sport versus private. My last instructor took on a mountainside so had not the guts to pursue.
    Welcome to this seemingly addictive hobby
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