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Sample COA Application for DJI Phantom

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by BGecko, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. BGecko

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    Does anyone have a COA application they would be willing to share with everyone. I am just starting out with our Government COA and wanted to know what we needed to put in for some of the attachments.

    Emergency Procedures, Lost Comms Procedures, Lost Link/Mission Procedures

    What did you do for System Description? Certified TSO Components?

    Under Airworthiness? We fall under Public Aircraft but what do we need to attach? Just a statement saying we are a Public Aircraft? Seems like they know this already since we had to apply for this.

    Under Performance Characteristics, I couldnt find the Turn Rate for the DJI Phantom 3. Anyone know this off hand?

    Thanks for any help!

    BGecko
     
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  2. FFJoe

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    BGecko, I also just gained access to the COA portal, and I'm working to obtain a Public Safety COA for a P3A. I virtually have all the same questions. I am meeting with another Public Aircraft COA holder tomorrow. I will let you know if I have anything to add at that time. I interested in collaborating with you so that we can both move through the process better. Have a good one.
     
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  3. AirPete

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    I'm am also interested in finding a sample COA application. I'm finding it very difficult to fill out the FAA form and can't find the info that they need online. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. BGecko

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    FFJoe,

    Did you make any progress? Ashame there are no others here willing to share!

    BGecko
     
  5. BGecko

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    Ok, we have just about completed the Public Aircraft Blanket COA Process. We had some questions on Certifications, Licenses, Procedures, Airworthiness, etc. The FAA appointed specialist sent us a very helpful document that explains a lot of the issues. I have attached it and think it will be very useful to all filling out COAs.

    Thanks,
    BGecko
     

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  6. FFJoe

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    How's it going? Do you need to link up?
     
  7. skyzalimit

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    I am also interested in applying for a COA, partly because I want to use it with my photography business and photometrics for agriculture, and also for civil use with Emergency Management/Response. The reason I haven't gotten anywhere is because I read through everything, and, unless it has changed since last Sept - December (which is possible), you need to have a Pilot's License. That's the real stickler for me. When I read deeper, I discovered that a "Sport License" is adequate, and I got excited because it's not as many hours or as expensive---but I know a few pilots, and they told me where to look, and after I contacted all the FAA authorities & Trainers in the State that I could locate (and they consulted with trainers they know), NOBODY deals with Sport Pilot Licenses because essentially you have to train in the "craft" that you plan to fly. They said they'd had other requests as well, and didn't know how to advise, they simply didn't ever deal with Sport Pilot Licenses. But I simply cannot afford to shell out the cost of obtaining a general pilot's license!
    I don't understand why it's necessary, except to put in one of those "Good Ole Boy" impediments to people trying to make money. (I might want to make money with my photography business, but actually, most of the flying I do is "in support of civil authorities" during emergencies, like after/during floods.)
    Has anyone figured out how to get past that requirement, or even if it's still a requirement?.
     
  8. FFJoe

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    skyzalimit,

    There are various requirements for various scenarios. It sounds like you should go for operating a civil aircraft under part 107. You will not have to obtain any license, but you will have to take the test and carry a card. That road map should be made available next month. In the meantime, you can read 107 cover to cover. I advise against the COA route for single owner/operators. It makes sense for teams, but I don't see a clear advantage for anything else.