The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has selected Steve Davis and Dave Krause of Influential Drones as representatives of the FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team). Their responsibilities extend to the role of a DronePRO as it relates to 14 CFR Part 107 (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems).
They report to the FAA Philadelphia Flight Standards Office (PHL FSDO). Their assigned territory is New Jersey (Trenton Southbound), Eastern Pennsylvania and the entire State of Delaware. (Download an FAA Map of this area.)
A DronePRO is: "a Rep or Lead Rep that has a higher than average knowledge of Drone operations and is willing to help pilots in the community with Drone related subjects and issues. DronePRO's will function as a kind of help desk for Drone related questions and automation problems. They will also be expected to actively promote FAASafety.gov and all Drone related programs as they are developed. The FAASTeam is committed to the promotion of the Drone Zone Program and increasing awareness and participation.”
The Mission Statement of the FAA’s FAASTeam is to Improve the Nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach and education; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.
The FAASTeam logo connotes safety of flight and conveys the concept that the FAASTeam is part of the FAA, implying we are authoritative and suggests we are approachable by the aviation community.
Learn more about the FAA FAASTeam at faasafety.gov website.