HAWTHORNE, Calif., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chapman Aerospace announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has authorized it to operate unmanned aircraft systems (drones) at or under 200 feet.
As an FAA-approved drone company, Chapman Aerospace now offers a Drone Pilot Training School at its California base where FAA-certified pilots will teach students to become professional FAA-certified drone pilots who know how to fly safely and legally in order to take advantage of turnkey opportunities in an emerging industry.
"There is a shortage of qualified UAS/drone pilots in the United States and licensed pilots are in great demand. In the future, drone pilots will have exciting and lucrative careers since licensed drone pilots come at a premium," said President Justin Chapman.
In addition to the Drone Pilot Training School, Chapman Aerospace provides drone teams including pilots, camera operators and complete crews for movies and other projects that require aerial filming, photography, surveys, 3D modeling and/or automated services. The school will also train pilots and provide drones that will provide wind turbine inspections, solar farm inspections, gas and oil inspections and agriculture inspections.
"Our company has the best qualified drone and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators in the United States. All of our operators are FAA-qualified, insured and offer high-level expertise. We offer an array of popular cameras to handle still and movie shoots in order to accommodate burgeoning customer demand for specialized equipment," said Chapman. "One of our current projects is shooting the 115th US Open at the Chambers Bay Golf Course."
Chapman Aerospace also carries a line of FAA-approved drones for sale that have been tested by the company in real world situations to reduce the potential for damage or unsafe operation situations. Multiple models are available so customers can select the best option to meet their individual requirements.
About Chapman Aerospace LLC
Chapman Aerospace's Founder and President Justin Chapman has been working with drones and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for 18 years. He started flying at the age of 12, and by the age of 14 he learned how to design unmanned aerial systems. The company provides drone teams including pilots, camera operators and complete crews for movies and other projects that require aerial filming, photography, surveys, 3D modeling or automated services.
Justin Chapman has served as the chief pilot and aerial coordinator on numerous feature films internationally for full size helicopters and movie drones including: "November Man;" "And So it Goes;" "How To Make Love like An Englishman" starring Selma Hayek, Pierce Brosnan and Jessica Alba;" Don Verdean" starring Sam Rockwell; "Race to Witch Mountain," "Jackass" 3D; and "Old Dogs" starring Robin Williams and John Travolta. He has also served as the chief pilot and aerial coordinator for television projects and commercials such as Nickelodeon's "Sam and Cat," "Jay's Garage," "Silicon Valley," "Tiny Commando" the mini-series produced by Ed Helms, Bud Light Chopper, Honda, A&E, Special Ops Mission for Discovery Military channel, Good Luck Charlie for Disney, Lexus, and Ford Mustang's prototype 650hp Super Snake. Justin also specializes in piloting and aerial coordinating for major corporate events, such as the Audi Quattro World Cup.
SOURCE Chapman Aerospace LLC