Remote Pilot

Flying drones is fun! It also includes the responsibility to be safe and know the current FAA regulations. Learn the basics to fly as a hobbyist and/or prepare to pass the FAA Part 107 Exam required for certification for remote pilots who want to fly for profit.

Additional classes are under development and various classes will be offered throughout the year.

This program is made possible in part by funding from the Schoolcraft College Foundation. 

Schoolcraft College Foundation

Remote Pilot Class Offerings

About the Instructors

Zak Wilson Zak Wilson has been fascinated by flight for as long as he can remember. As a member of the Civil Air Patrol, he learned about the principles and rules of flight and had his first experience in the pilot seat. Zak has a bachelor of arts in International Relations and is the Director of Business Development for Geospatial Aerial Solutions. He is a certified Remote Pilot with experience utilizing various drone applications including aerial photography and LiDAR surveying technology. He is excited to share his passion for drones and their safe operation with students as they prepare to take their Part 107 exam and become licensed remote operators. 


Chris MeyerChris Meyer has nearly 25 years of aviation experience as a commercial pilot, flight instructor, ground instructor, and Remote Pilot instructor. He has flown passengers around North America as a corporate and regional airline pilot. He now owns and operates a small sUAS company and is a full time aviation high school instructor. Chris has a bachelor degree in aeronautical science, a master degree in secondary education, and is certified to teach physics and aeronautics. He looks forward to sharing his extensive aviation knowledge with the primary goals of having fun and flying safely. 

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