LIVE WEBINAR – Two-Day Intensive 107 Training Workshop APRIL

Regular Price:  $245
SMG Subscriber Price:  $195  

Use PROMO CODE SMGVIP2021 when registering

REGISTER HERE

This two-day training course will cover the major areas of the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Course will cover Regulations, National Airspace System (NAS), Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations.

Each participant will be introduced to the ASA prep-test manual (details below on where to find this training tool) and will have an opportunity to work with aeronautical charts and learn to identify location, airspaces, restricted areas, military operation areas and other special use airspaces. Each participant will understand the regulations with UAV operations including distance from clouds, registering aircraft, weight limits and more. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be well prepared with required knowledge and resources to complete the Part 107 Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test.

Included in this course we will discuss real-world situations for commercial UAV pilots and mitigation of challenging situations. Examples are drones in the agricultural workflow, public safety applications, property owners, other UAV pilots, and state/federal government representatives.

Additional Learning Objectives:

  • Establishing your Pre-Flight/Post-Flight procedures
  • Follow-on testing material (online)
  • Best UAS Practices
  • FAA changes and directions
  • Low Altitude Authorization Network Coordination (LAANC)
  • Radio procedures

PLEASE NOTE:  It is highly recommended that attendees purchase the ASA Test Prep Remote Pilot 2021 book as this will be used as an aid for the course.

This physical manual includes multiple choice questions that are available for the 107 Certification test and it will include a hard copy of the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot, and Private Pilot.  This is the actual booklet that you will use when you write the remote test.  We will be using this supplement during the course and it is available for download from the FAA as well, but we do recommend purchasing the kit as it’s incredibly helpful for studying for the test.

Download the document here (for free):    https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/supplements/media/sport_rec_private_akts.pdf

Some of our favorite vendors to purchase the full kit (both booklets):

Pilots HQ:  $12.95

My Pilot Store: $16.50

Amazon:  $19.95

REGISTER HERE FOR THE 107 Training Workshop

By | April 20th, 2021|0 Comments

LIVE WEBINAR – Two-Day Intensive 107 Training Workshop MARCH

Regular Price:  $245
SMG Subscriber Price:  $195  

Use PROMO CODE SMGVIP2021 when registering

REGISTER HERE

This two-day training course will cover the major areas of the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Course will cover Regulations, National Airspace System (NAS), Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations.

Each participant will be introduced to the ASA prep-test manual (details below on where to find this training tool) and will have an opportunity to work with aeronautical charts and learn to identify location, airspaces, restricted areas, military operation areas and other special use airspaces. Each participant will understand the regulations with UAV operations including distance from clouds, registering aircraft, weight limits and more. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be well prepared with required knowledge and resources to complete the Part 107 Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test.

Included in this course we will discuss real-world situations for commercial UAV pilots and mitigation of challenging situations. Examples are drones in the agricultural workflow, public safety applications, property owners, other UAV pilots, and state/federal government representatives.

Additional Learning Objectives:

  • Establishing your Pre-Flight/Post-Flight procedures
  • Follow-on testing material (online)
  • Best UAS Practices
  • FAA changes and directions
  • Low Altitude Authorization Network Coordination (LAANC)
  • Radio procedures

PLEASE NOTE:  It is highly recommended that attendees purchase the ASA Test Prep Remote Pilot 2021 book as this will be used as an aid for the course.

This physical manual includes multiple choice questions that are available for the 107 Certification test and it will include a hard copy of the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot, and Private Pilot.  This is the actual booklet that you will use when you write the remote test.  We will be using this supplement during the course and it is available for download from the FAA as well, but we do recommend purchasing the kit as it’s incredibly helpful for studying for the test.

Download the document here (for free):    https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/supplements/media/sport_rec_private_akts.pdf

Some of our favorite vendors to purchase the full kit (both booklets):

Pilots HQ:  $12.95

My Pilot Store: $16.50

Amazon:  $19.95

REGISTER HERE FOR THE 107 Training Workshop

By | March 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Two-Day Intensive 107 Training Workshop – LIVE WEBINAR

Regular Price:  $245
SMG Subscriber Price:  $195  

Use PROMO CODE SMGVIP2021 when registering

REGISTER HERE

This two-day intensive 107 training workshop will cover the major areas of the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Course will cover Regulations, National Airspace System (NAS), Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations.

Each participant will be introduced to the ASA prep-test manual (details below on where to find this training tool) and will have an opportunity to work with aeronautical charts and learn to identify location, airspaces, restricted areas, military operation areas and other special use airspaces. Each participant will understand the regulations with UAV operations including distance from clouds, registering aircraft, weight limits and more. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be well prepared with required knowledge and resources to complete the Part 107 Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test.

Included in this two-day intensive 107 training workshop we will discuss real-world situations for commercial UAV pilots and mitigation of challenging situations. Examples are drones in the agricultural workflow, public safety applications, property owners, other UAV pilots, and state/federal government representatives.

Additional Learning Objectives:

  • Establishing your Pre-Flight/Post-Flight procedures
  • Follow-on testing material (online)
  • Best UAS Practices
  • FAA changes and directions
  • Low Altitude Authorization Network Coordination (LAANC)
  • Radio procedures

PLEASE NOTE:  It is highly recommended that attendees purchase the ASA Test Prep Remote Pilot 2021 book as this will be used as an aid for the course.

This physical manual includes multiple choice questions that are available for the 107 Certification test and it will include a hard copy of the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot, and Private Pilot.  This is the actual booklet that you will use when you write the remote test and we will be using this supplement during the course.  This handbook is available for download (as a PDF) from the FAA as well, but we do recommend purchasing the kit as it’s incredibly helpful for studying for the test.

Download the document here (for free):    https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/supplements/media/sport_rec_private_akts.pdf

Some of our favorite vendors to purchase the full kit (both booklets):

Pilots HQ:  $12.95

My Pilot Store: $16.50

Amazon:  $19.95

REGISTER HERE FOR THE 107 Training Workshop

By | February 17th, 2021|0 Comments

ONLINE Night UAV Flight Workshop (4 hours) – January 2021


This ONLINE Night UAV Flight Workshop is provided by Sundance Media Group and is an excellent opportunity to dive in to using drones as a tool…at NIGHT!  This is our theory only workshop focusing on the key concepts of safety and risk mitigation for night UAV flight.  Attendees who complete the online test (at the end of the session) will receive a certificate of completion from SMG. 

This online Night UAV flight workshop is designed to equip remote pilots with the knowledge, skills and confidence to pilot drones at night safely, efficiently and effectively.

Greater than 70 percent of our flying information comes through the eye and the eye is easily fooled at night. This is compounded by the inexperienced pilot alternating views between a tabled/lighted display and the position of the UAV in the sky. Night flying has a higher accident rate than identical day flying, both in UAV and manned aviation. Why? Depth perception is severely distorted, as is reaction time. There are also visual illusions that need to be recognized and mitigated. This session will provide information that will allow pilots to sidestep these challenges, while properly assessing and managing the risks associated with night flight (as waived per Part 107.29). You’ll also learn the foundation of applying for a COW/COA for night flight from an experienced night-flight pilot.

Theoretical (Classroom) Training (4 hours with breaks and testing)

The workshop will begin with a comprehensive theory session classroom style, then we head out to the night flight location for some practical experience. Topics to be covered during the classroom portion: 

  • FAA rules of night UAV flight  (What is a 107.29 waiver?  What is NEW Night UAV Flight requirements?)
  • Different types of visual illusions that commonly occur at night
  • Autokinesis and night landing Illusions and how to avoid them
  • Equipment setup
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Importance of acclimating your eye for night flight & avoid light contamination
  • Foundation of applying for a COW/COA for night flight from an experienced night-flight pilot

After a comprehensive theory session, we will have attendees write an online test.  Completion of the course requires testing for the certificate of completion.  A pass is 70% or more on the test at the end of the workshop.

     

Two registration offerings are available:

Regular Registration:  $295 for the class

OR

Registration BUNDLED with the SMG UAS Night Flight book and SMG Red Flashlight for field-ready night operations:  $330 (includes shipping to you!)

 

 

 

 

OR grab your copy of the SMG Night UAV Flight Handbook directly from Amazon.

 

 

By | January 21st, 2021|0 Comments

LIVE WEBINAR – Two-Day Intensive 107 Training Workshop JANUARY

Regular Price:  $245
SMG Subscriber Price:  $195  

Use PROMO CODE SMGVIP2020 when registering

REGISTER HERE

This two-day training course will cover the major areas of the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Course will cover Regulations, National Airspace System (NAS), Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations.

Each participant will be introduced to the ASA prep-test manual (details below on where to find this training tool) and will have an opportunity to work with aeronautical charts and learn to identify location, airspaces, restricted areas, military operation areas and other special use airspaces. Each participant will understand the regulations with UAV operations including distance from clouds, registering aircraft, weight limits and more. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be well prepared with required knowledge and resources to complete the Part 107 Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test.

Included in this course we will discuss real-world situations for commercial UAV pilots and mitigation of challenging situations. Examples are drones in the agricultural workflow, public safety applications, property owners, other UAV pilots, and state/federal government representatives.

Additional Learning Objectives:

  • Establishing your Pre-Flight/Post-Flight procedures
  • Follow-on testing material (online)
  • Best UAS Practices
  • FAA changes and directions
  • Low Altitude Authorization Network Coordination (LAANC)
  • Radio procedures

PLEASE NOTE:  It is highly recommended that attendees purchase the ASA Test Prep Remote Pilot 2020 book as this will be used as an aid for the course.  ASA - Test Prep Remote Pilot 2020 | ASA-TP-UAS-20

This physical manual includes multiple choice questions that are available for the 107 Certification test and it will include a hard copy of the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot, and Private Pilot.  This is the actual booklet that you will use when you write the remote test.  We will be using this supplement during the course and it is available for download from the FAA as well, but we do recommend purchasing the kit as it’s incredibly helpful for studying for the test.

Download the document here (for free):    https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/supplements/media/sport_rec_private_akts.pdf

Some of our favorite vendors to purchase the full kit (both booklets):

Pilots HQ:  $12.95

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty:  $14.95

Amazon:  $19.95

REGISTER HERE FOR THE 107 Training Workshop

By | January 13th, 2021|0 Comments

InterDrone 2020 Night Flight Workshop (INCLUDED with your InterDrone Registration!)


This VIRTUAL / ONLINE training is provided by Sundance Media Group at InterDrone 2020.  It is an excellent opportunity to dive in to using drones as a tool…at NIGHT!  While we are not able to offer the entire program, we are sharing the full Theory portion of the class and attendees who complete the online test will receive a certificate of completion. 

This online Night UAV flight training course is designed to equip remote pilots with the knowledge, skills and confidence to pilot drones at night safely, efficiently and effectively.

Greater than 70 percent of our flying information comes through the eye and the eye is easily fooled at night. This is compounded by the inexperienced pilot alternating views between a tabled/lighted display and the position of the UAV in the sky. Night flying has a higher accident rate than identical day flying, both in UAV and manned aviation. Why? Depth perception is severely distorted, as is reaction time. There are also visual illusions that need to be recognized and mitigated. This session will provide information that will allow pilots to sidestep these challenges, while properly assessing and managing the risks associated with night flight (as waived per Part 107.29). You’ll also learn the foundation of applying for a COW/COA for night flight from an experienced night-flight pilot.

Theoretical (Classroom) Training (2.5 – 3 hours)

The workshop will begin with a comprehensive theory session classroom style, then we head out to the night flight location for some practical experience. Topics to be covered during the classroom portion: 

  • FAA rules of night UAV flight  (What is a 107.29 waiver?)
  • Different types of visual illusions that commonly occur at night
  • Autokinesis and night landing Illusions and how to avoid them
  • Equipment setup
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Importance of acclimating your eye for night flight & avoid light contamination
  • Foundation of applying for a COW/COA for night flight from an experienced night-flight pilot

After a comprehensive theory session, we will have attendees write an online test.  Completion of the course requires testing for the certificate of completion.  A pass is 70% or more.

     

FOR MORE NIGHT FLIGHT READING be sure to grab a copy of our Night UAV Flight Handbook available on Amazon or directly from Sundance Media Group.

 

By | December 16th, 2020|0 Comments

LIVE WEBINAR – Two-Day Intensive 107 Training Workshop DECEMBER

Regular Price:  $245
SMG Subscriber Price:  $195  

Use PROMO CODE SMGVIP2020 when registering

REGISTER HERE

This two-day training course will cover the major areas of the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Course will cover Regulations, National Airspace System (NAS), Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations.

Each participant will be introduced to the ASA prep-test manual (details below on where to find this training tool) and will have an opportunity to work with aeronautical charts and learn to identify location, airspaces, restricted areas, military operation areas and other special use airspaces. Each participant will understand the regulations with UAV operations including distance from clouds, registering aircraft, weight limits and more. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be well prepared with required knowledge and resources to complete the Part 107 Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test.

Included in this course we will discuss real-world situations for commercial UAV pilots and mitigation of challenging situations. Examples are drones in the agricultural workflow, public safety applications, property owners, other UAV pilots, and state/federal government representatives.

Additional Learning Objectives:

  • Establishing your Pre-Flight/Post-Flight procedures
  • Follow-on testing material (online)
  • Best UAS Practices
  • FAA changes and directions
  • Low Altitude Authorization Network Coordination (LAANC)
  • Radio procedures

PLEASE NOTE:  It is highly recommended that attendees purchase the ASA Test Prep Remote Pilot 2020 book as this will be used as an aid for the course.  ASA - Test Prep Remote Pilot 2020 | ASA-TP-UAS-20

This physical manual includes multiple choice questions that are available for the 107 Certification test and it will include a hard copy of the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot, and Private Pilot.  This is the actual booklet that you will use when you write the remote test.  We will be using this supplement during the course and it is available for download from the FAA as well, but we do recommend purchasing the kit as it’s incredibly helpful for studying for the test.

Download the document here (for free):    https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/supplements/media/sport_rec_private_akts.pdf

Some of our favorite vendors to purchase the full kit (both booklets):

Pilot Gear Online:  $12.95

Pilots HQ:  $12.95

Amazon:  $16.95

REGISTER HERE FOR THE 107 Training Workshop

By | December 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

LIVE WEBINAR – Two-Day Intensive 107 Training Workshop JANUARY

Regular Price:  $245
SMG Subscriber Price:  $195  

Use PROMO CODE SMGVIP2020 when registering

REGISTER HERE

This two-day training course will cover the major areas of the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Course will cover Regulations, National Airspace System (NAS), Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations.

Each participant will be introduced to the ASA prep-test manual (details below on where to find this training tool) and will have an opportunity to work with aeronautical charts and learn to identify location, airspaces, restricted areas, military operation areas and other special use airspaces. Each participant will understand the regulations with UAV operations including distance from clouds, registering aircraft, weight limits and more. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be well prepared with required knowledge and resources to complete the Part 107 Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test.

Included in this course we will discuss real-world situations for commercial UAV pilots and mitigation of challenging situations. Examples are drones in the agricultural workflow, public safety applications, property owners, other UAV pilots, and state/federal government representatives.

Additional Learning Objectives:

  • Establishing your Pre-Flight/Post-Flight procedures
  • Follow-on testing material (online)
  • Best UAS Practices
  • FAA changes and directions
  • Low Altitude Authorization Network Coordination (LAANC)
  • Radio procedures

PLEASE NOTE:  It is highly recommended that attendees purchase the ASA Test Prep Remote Pilot 2020 book as this will be used as an aid for the course.  ASA - Test Prep Remote Pilot 2020 | ASA-TP-UAS-20

This physical manual includes multiple choice questions that are available for the 107 Certification test and it will include a hard copy of the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot, and Private Pilot.  This is the actual booklet that you will use when you write the remote test.  We will be using this supplement during the course and it is available for download from the FAA as well, but we do recommend purchasing the kit as it’s incredibly helpful for studying for the test.

Download the document here (for free):    https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/supplements/media/sport_rec_private_akts.pdf

Some of our favorite vendors to purchase the full kit (both booklets):

Pilots HQ:  $12.95

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty:  $14.95

Amazon:  $19.95

REGISTER HERE FOR THE 107 Training Workshop

By | December 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

LIVE WEBINAR – Two-Day Intensive 107 Training Workshop

Regular Price:  $245
SMG Subscriber Price:  $195  

Use PROMO CODE SMGVIP2020 when registering

REGISTER HERE

This two-day training course will cover the major areas of the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Course will cover Regulations, National Airspace System (NAS), Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations.

Each participant will be introduced to the ASA prep-test manual (details below on where to find this training tool) and will have an opportunity to work with aeronautical charts and learn to identify location, airspaces, restricted areas, military operation areas and other special use airspaces. Each participant will understand the regulations with UAV operations including distance from clouds, registering aircraft, weight limits and more. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be well prepared with required knowledge and resources to complete the Part 107 Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test.

Included in this course we will discuss real-world situations for commercial UAV pilots and mitigation of challenging situations. Examples are drones in the agricultural workflow, public safety applications, property owners, other UAV pilots, and state/federal government representatives.

Additional Learning Objectives:

  • Establishing your Pre-Flight/Post-Flight procedures
  • Follow-on testing material (online)
  • Best UAS Practices
  • FAA changes and directions
  • Low Altitude Authorization Network Coordination (LAANC)
  • Radio procedures

PLEASE NOTE:  It is highly recommended that attendees purchase the ASA Test Prep Remote Pilot 2020 book as this will be used as an aid for the course.  ASA - Test Prep Remote Pilot 2020 | ASA-TP-UAS-20

Some of our favorite vendors to purchase this tool:

Pilot Gear Online:  $12.95

Pilots HQ:  $12.95

Amazon:  $16.95

REGISTER HERE FOR THE 107 Training Workshop

By | October 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Post-Production World ONLINE Fall 2020

JOIN US ON OCTOBER 25-29, 2020

Future Media Conferences & NAB Show New York are excited to announce the launch of Post|Production World (P|PW) Online, back for its third time, on October 25-29, 2020.

P|PW Online returns as a virtual training conference featuring 100+ sessions on production, post-production, new media, and business strategies for creatives.

  • FMC Alumni can redeem a complimentary FMC conference recording package from a select library (value $395) upon registering for P|PW Online
  • Students & faculty can book their pass at 50% off!

Reach out to Jennifer Howard at JenniferH@fmctraining.com to redeem your P|PW Online perks!

 

Visit the Event Website

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR P|PW ONLINE THIS FALL?

Learn directly from our production and post-production experts at P|PW Online! To create a more interactive, virtual experience for attendees, we are adding more networking opportunities & breakout rooms. Our Fall event will include the following additional perks:

  • More networking sessions
  • Coffee breaks for Q&As with speakers
  • Adobe ACP Certification Prep & Exams
  • Dedicated event app – attendees can network directly from their phones with each other, speakers, sponsors, add sessions to your calendar and more!
  • New Speakers, training sessions, and keynotes
  • Bootcamp sessions

 

 

 

View Our Program Updates!

Take a look at snippets of the PPW Online May experience for what to expect!

Join our very own Douglas Spotted Eagle as he presents the following sessions at PPWOnline Fall2020

  • Bootcamp: What Every Production Person Should Know About Great Audio (10/25 – 5:00-8:00pm ET)
  • Beyond 4K: Where is Camera Capture Going Next? (10/26 – 12:00-12:50pm ET)
    • Speaker Coffee Break: 3-3:50pm ET
  • Innovations in Aerial Videography (10/27 – 12:00-12:50pm ET)
    • Speaker Coffee Break: 3-3:50pm ET
  • Through the Lens: Shot Composition Techniques (10/27 – 5:00-5:50pm ET)
    • Speaker Coffee Break: 8-8:50pm ET
  • Shooting Video for Mobile Delivery (10/28 – 1:00-1:50pm ET)

 

JOIN US!

By | October 25th, 2020|0 Comments