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Macatawa Unmanned Systems releases online FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA) course

Macatawa Unmanned Systems, a leading sUAS integration company, releases the first ever online “how-to” course on developing a FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA).

The course is a 6 module course on how to create a Blanket Area COA through the FAA’s “CAPS” system. The CAPS system is the standard for public safety and governmental departments to receive the authorization to conduct sUAS / Drone flights utilizing the department’s own aircraft in the National Airspace.

Modules include:

  1. Introduction
  2. COA vs. Part 107
  3. Different types of COAs
  4. Preparing to File for a COA
  5. Creating a Blanket COA
  6. Summary of Blanket Area COA

This course gives the power to local departments to complete their own COA with standard examples of all materials needed, limiting the time personnel need to finalize the paperwork and receive approval. Jeremy Latchaw, President of Macatawa Unmanned, stated “By bringing the process in house departments will save money because now they do not need to pay a consultant thousands to complete this process”.

The $499 course is offered for a limited time for $299 with coupon code FREEDOM at check out and can be found at

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