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Presenter: Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fort Washington, PA

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: 215-646-4637

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):      12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 - 4:30 pm

Day One - Thursday, June 27

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Part 107 Seminar Program Overview

FAA Regulations

   • Regulation history
   • 14 CFR Part 107 – UAS/drone regulations (2008)
   • Section 333 exemption
   • Section 336 – recreational/hobby
   • A UAS pilot – is a pilot

UAS Licensing Requirements

   • Part 107 requirements
   • UAS registrations
   • General licensees
   • Proficiency and testing
   • Recurrency testing

Airspace Designations

   • NAS – National Airspace System
   • Airspace class designations
   • Special use designations and airways
   • UAS airspace restrictions

UAS Flight Restrictions

   • Airspace restrictions – rules of the road/air
   • Part 107 rules for UAS flights
   • TFRs – what and when
   • Online planning tools

Sectional Charts and their Use

   • General overview – what is a sectional chart?
   • Aviation navigation – a UAS pilot primer
   • Online sectional charts

Sectional Charts Workshops

   • Hands-on workshops using sectional charts

Day One Overview and Discussions and Q&A

Day Two - Friday, June 28

Aviation Weather for UAS Operations

   • A pilots weather briefing
   • METARs and aviation weather
   • Weather and UAS operations
   • Weather restrictions

Airport Operations

   • Basic airport knowledge
   • Airspace and airports
   • Communications needs

Aeronautical Decision Making

   • UAS operations – common sense?
   • Risk analysis for operations
   • PAVE/IMSAFE procedures

UAS Crew Resource Management

   • Single pilot operations
   • Part 107 crew requirements
   • Complex mission considerations

FAA Knowledge Test – General Overview

   • Part 107 knowledge test overview
   • Pilot knowledge components
   • Exam preparation sources
   • FAA website portal

FAA Authorization and Waivers

   • Authorization vs waiver
   • Part 107 regulation relief
   • Waiver process
   • Authorization process
   • LAANC system

Practice FAA Commercial UAS Exam - Practice Part 107 Exam for UAS pilots

Exam Review and Discussion

  • Practice exam walkthrough and discussion 
   • General discussion with Q&A

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Land Surveyors
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
   13.0 PDHs

Land Surveyors
   13.0 PDHs

   13.0 PDHs

Floodplain Managers
   12.0 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 13.0 PDHs to professional engineers, land surveyors, and geologists in most states, including Pennsylvania. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Pennsylvania.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for professional engineers and land surveyors in Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is also an approved education provider for Florida and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

Course approval is applied for and pending for New Jersey land surveyors. Please confirm course approval prior to registering for this event.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 12.0 CECs.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Principal, Hartech Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Mr. Jones, P.E. is president of Hartech Engineering which was founded in 2007 as a multi-discipline civil engineering consulting firm providing infrastructure, development and municipal design services for the public and private sectors. Bringing over 30 years of engineering expertise along with specific state-of-the-art, computer-aided technology to achieve efficient, cost saving design solutions, he also provides hydrology and hydraulic studies and reports along with general civil engineering support for prime consultants to PennDOT or local municipality projects. Mr. Jones is a licensed pilot and studied Military Civil Engineering while serving in the USAF and continues his Masters education locally through Penn State. Additionally, he is also a registered professional engineer in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona and Georgia.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $499.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $499.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $450.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.