AOPA Teams With ROTOR FX For Free “An Intro to Part 107” Drone Seminar in Los Angeles

On August 26th and 27th, ROTOR FX in cooperation with AOPA will present a new free drone seminar entitled “An Intro To 107” at its facilities in Los Angeles from 9:30am to 3pm.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, are starting to revolutionize how companies are doing business. Drones are one of the fastest growing segments of aviation, with more than 43,000 remote pilot certificate applications submitted to date.

This AOPA presentation on sUAS is a great way to discover these aircraft for the first time and learn what it takes to become a FAA-certificated remote pilot. Certificated flight instructors (CFIs) and other experts with vast drone experience from ROTOR FX will cover topics ranging from regulations and airspace to weather and emergencies and other subjects you’ll need to know for the FAA Remote Pilot Part 107.

The material will be presented in a fun, interactive way, and you will leave with valuable course materials that will be instrumental for reviewing what you have learned. By attending the seminar at ROTOR FX you’ll meet expert  instructors and gain a connection to the general aviation and commercial unmanned community. This can be an excellent resource for getting your questions answered and finding help on your journey toward your remote pilot certification and other pilot certificates and ratings.

RFX manager, Steve Dupont, said “this is the perfect entry point for anyone considering acquiring an FAA 107 license and those just entering the commercial drone world” He continued “in addition to providing everything you need to know about 107, we will have most of the major types of drones and equipment on display with breakout sessions on their application and use.”

The original August 26th date was completely booked within 24 hours of announcement so AOPA and ROTOR FX have agreed to extend the seminar dates to the following day, Sunday, August 27th, as well.

RFX manager, Steve Dupont, said “this was a definite indicator of the intense interest and phenomenal growth of the industry.  We anticipate this will become a monthly event for the foreseeable future and we will continue to provide these types of educational or training events as long as there is demand.”

As an add on to the seminar ROTOR FX will also be displaying a wide range of drones and equipment with experts on hand to answer any questions. This will include some of the RFX family of specialized industrial, commercial and research drones with payload capacities as much as 350 lbs. Many of these have not been seen before as they are advanced vertical products custom designed and built by RFX over the past couple of decades for specific industries, research projects and agencies.

The company will also be providing information on its numerous flight and technical training programs for drones, drone rental and leasing options and its numerous drone consulting services.

It is expected this second seminar will fill very quickly as well. It runs from 9:30am to 3pm each day and breakout sessions and demonstrations will last into early evening. Register for Sunday’s seminar on AOPA for free at this link

About AOPA (  AOPA is the world’s largest pilot organization with hundreds of thousands of members in over 75 countries. Operating out of offices in Frederick, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Wichita, Kansas, it exists to protect and to grow the incredible privilege that we call general and unmanned aviation.  Whether it is through educating the public about the fun and the utility that aircraft can provide, preparing resources and training material to enhance the skills of pilots everywhere, or advocating for aviation within government agencies—it is our job to maintain the strength and vitality of the flying community.

Our mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot.

About ROTOR FX (  ROTOR FX LLC is a leading designer and developer of a variety of specialized fixed wing, rotor wing and multi-rotor drone systems for commercial, industrial, government and defense applications with payloads up to 350 lbs. The company also provides individual, corporate and government training programs for unmanned pilots, flight operations, payloads and equipment. ROTOR FX is a service and repair depot for many commercial-industrial drones and provides rental and leasing services for drones and associated payloads such as cameras, LiDar, FLIR and other airborne technologies.

For more information on the event contact:  ROTOR FX LLC at  818.462.3333 or

AOPA - ROTOR FX Intro to part 107

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