Author: Jeff Pfeifer
Back to Basics: Normal FAA Part 107 operations
Under FAA Part 107 operations it is a requirement for the Un-crewed Aircraft (UA) to be operated in a manner where the Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) and/or a Visual Observer (VO) can maintain un-aided visual contact with the UA during flight operations.
In addition to maintaining visual contact with the UA, the RPIC and VO also can view the surrounding airspace to maintain situational awareness regarding maintaining separation and yielding to manned aviation traffic. Under these operations, the RPIC and VO are co-located and able to converse verbally without aide.