To fly your drone at night for non-recreational purposes, you or your company/department will need to apply for what’s called an FAA Part 107.29 Daylight Operations Waiver.
The application process takes about two weeks, and in our Night Ops online training course, we provide the required training lessons and can help facilitate your Waiver application process.
In your application, you’ll submit detailed explanations of how you plan to mitigate risk across five separate areas.
One of those areas requires that you learn about aviation night operations:
“Prior to conducting operations that are the subject of this Waiver, the remote PIC and VO must be trained, as described in the Waiver application, to recognize and overcome visual illusions caused by darkness, and understand physiological conditions which may degrade night vision. This training must be documented and must be presented for inspection upon request from the Administrator or an authorized representative.”
Our Part 107.29 Night Ops Training Course offers the required training for drone night flight operations. Going through the lessons, which shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes, and scoring a 100% on our final quiz will generate a Certificate of Completion that you can use to fulfill your FAA Waiver application requirements.
We recommend this course to both Remote Pilot-in-Commands (RPICs) and Visual Observers (VOs).