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2022 Remote Pilot-In-Command Course : Westminster, CO

APSA's Remote Pilot-In-Command Courses include eighteen (18) hours of classroom training for your UAS staff.

This course is designed to provide the student with a review of the Federal Aviation Regulations PART 107 Remote Pilot Certification Process. The course is a must-have for agencies to train their personnel on how to operate sUAS and to obtain pilot certification. This course will prepare the student to successfully take the FAA Pilot’s Exam for this rating. Successful completion requires attendance at all classroom sessions.

This course is intended for public safety personnel, both sworn and non-sworn, that are interested in obtaining their FAA Remote Pilot Certificate under FAR PART 107. 


August 4-5, 2022 // 0800 - 1700 Daily

Host Agency /


Westminster Police Department
9110 Yates Street
Westminster, CO 80031

Course Description & Agenda:

18 hours of classroom instruction covering the following 12 subject matter areas found on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Examination: Applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation; Airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation; Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance; Small unmanned aircraft loading; Emergency procedures; Crew resource management; Radio communication procedures; Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft; Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol; Aeronautical decision-making and judgment; Airport operations; Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures.

In addition, 3 additional briefings specific to law enforcement use of sUAS will be conducted:

  • Introduction to Law Enforcement use of sUAS
  • Obtaining certificates of authorization or waiver (COAS) and Part 107 waivers
  • Aerial search and seizure


APSA COVID-19 Statement:

By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In consideration of the educational benefit to be derived from this training program, and as a condition of your registration, you agree to hold the Airborne Public Safety Association, Inc. (APSA), its officers, directors, employees, contractors and volunteers harmless against any and all claims or causes of action stemming directly or indirectly from the contracting the COVID-19 virus; and further you agree to abide by the rules, restrictions or limitations imposed by APSA, consistent with current national and state guideline for personal protection against COVID-19 during the training program.

Attendee Registration:




Registration: $250*

Note:  A minimum of 30 paid registrants by July 14, 2022, are required to conduct this course.  All attendees must be registered to participate.

*Registration fee includes one (1) year membership to APSA. Not applicable to current APSA members.

Cancellation Policy

APSA commits significant resources to providing quality educational courses. To deliver these courses most economically to our registrants, we commit to our providers well in advance and seek optimal student enrollment. Accordingly, we exercise the following cancellation policies:

  • No cancellations allowed within twenty-one (21) days prior to the start of the event.
  • Cancellations before 21 days prior to the start of the event are subject to a $50 administrative fee.

This course registration entitles only those registered to attend. APSA reserves the right to review each registration prior to approval.

Substitutions for registrants may be made at any time prior to course commencement by contacting the APSA office at 301-631-2406.

Instructor Bio:

APSA sUAS Liaison

Alan Frazier is a 40 year law enforcement veteran having served in federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The majority of his law enforcement career was spent with the Glendale, California Police Department where he held a wide variety of assignments including SWAT-Hostage Negotiations Element and Air Support Unit supervisor. He recently retired from his positions as a sergeant with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department, where he supervised the Northeast Region UAS Unit, and as an associate professor at the University of North Dakota where he taught aviation courses. Alan holds an FAA airline transport pilot certificate. He is rated to fly airplanes, helicopters, gliders and small unmanned aircraft.

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