1.4 Remote PIC Roles and Responsibilities

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1) FINAL AUTHORITY: The remote PIC is the final authority and is responsible for the safety of an sUAS operation.

2) SEE & AVOID: It is the remote PIC’s responsibility to remain clear of and yield the right-of-way to all other aircrafts (manned or unmanned) and avoid all other objects that may affect the safe operation of an sUAS.

3) CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (CRM): The remote PIC is responsible for the entirety of an sUAS operation. It is the remote PIC’s responsibility to ensure that all crew members meet the requirements of competency and are not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

4) sUAS OPERATING CONDITION: The remote PIC is responsible for ensuring that the small unmanned aircraft is in safe operating condition for the operation.

5) VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT (VLOS): It is the remote PIC’s responsibility to ensure that they, or their crew members must maintain VLOS on their UA. The remote pic or person manipulating the controls may have brief moments in which the individual does not have VLOS while the VO maintains VLOS.

6) YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY: It is the remote pic’s responsibility to ensure that the person manipulating the controls yields the right-of-way to all other aircrafts (manned or unmanned).

7) SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: The remote PIC is responsible for familiarizing themselves with the surrounding vicinity in which they’ll be operating an sUAS.

8) AIRSPACE: The remote PIC must have a complete understanding of the airspace they are operating in and seek approval from the controlling agency if required.

9) CERTIFICATE OF WAIVER: The remote PIC is responsible for the determination of weather or not the operation can or cannot be conducted within the regulatory structure of Part 107. If the operation cannot be conducted within Part 107 regulations, the remote PIC is required to apply for a Certificate of Waiver in accordance with 14 CFR Part 107.2 and proposing a safe alternative to the operation.

10) sUAS REGISTRATION & LABELING: Owners must register the UA if it is greater than .55 lbs, less than 55 lbs and operated under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 107. The FAA requires that the sUAS be labeled with its unique identification number where it is readily accessible and visible upon inspection of the UA.

11) REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION (FLY-TOOLS): FAA requires that the remote PIC has his or her pilot certificate (sUAS rating), aircraft registration, any other necessary waiver or exemption, and any other documentation related to the operation. Repairs, modifications, overhaul, or replacement of system component resulting from normal flight operations. Component maintenance procedures and time in service documents.