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Create a FAA Blanket Certificate of Authorization (COA)

Jeremy Latchaw

How to create the documents you need to successfully apply for and receive a Blanket COA from the FAA

This course will give you all the tools you need in order to successfully apply for and receive a Blanket Certificate of Authorization from the FAA. It includes modules on creating SOPs needed, the documents needed, and a step by step walk through of the CAPS systems. For anyone that is working to start their sUAS program within a local or state government, this course will save you numerous hours and limit your frustrations.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

Introduction to the course, its instructor, and what you need to prepare prior to moving further with this course.

2. COA vs. Part 107

An overview of the COA's history and the Commercial Pilot Part 107. Which process is right for you moving forward, or how you can utilize both to support your operations.

3. Different Types of COAs

There are three types of COAs, the Blanket, the Standard, and the Emergency / Special Government Interest (SGI)

4. Preparing to File for a COA

This module goes over the support documentation needed for the COA application. Complete this before moving forward.

5. Creating a Blanket COA

Step by step walk through on how to create a Blanket COA with the FAA.

6. Summary of Blanket Area COA

Summary and survey

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