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ID
2-509-1381
Name
Remote Pilot-In-Command
Status
Published
Updated
1/4/2019 4:43:00 PM
Released
06/19/2018
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Situational Assessment
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Remote Pilot-in-Command (PIC) operates an unmanned aircraft platform in a safe and secure manner according to all local, state, and Federal regulations
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Unmanned Aircraft System Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The PIC: 1. Operates the aircraft platform in a safe and secure manner according to all local, state, tribal, territorial, and Federal regulations 2. Performs preflight and post-flight debriefings and safety checks of the aircraft platforms assigned to the team 3. Ensures safety for team members during flight 4. Develops mitigation measures to prevent unsafe acts 5. Communicates safety, hazards, needs, and concerns to the flight observer 6. Tracks flight activities 7. Ensures all members of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Team are qualified in their position 8. Ensures completion and approval of appropriate documentation, such as flight waivers and activity logs 9. Communicates all missions and flight plans to the Air Operations Branch Director
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Hazardous materials awareness training, such as: a. Training in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, OR b. IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials, AND IS-3: Radiological Emergency Management
ExperienceAHJ may accept documentation of equivalent military experience.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge: 1. Must provide Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) with training records showing Remote PIC competency in all relevant platforms 2. Must meet all current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Aviation Requirements (FAR) for the Remote PIC position Experience: Must provide AHJ with documentation of successful participation in a drill, functional or full-scale exercise, or actual incident within the past two years
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Performs duties under moderate circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time 2. Adheres to FAA restrictions on crew duty according to Title 14 CFR Part 117: Flight and Duty Limitations and Rest Requirements
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years 2. Meets all current FAA FAR for the Remote PIC position
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsRemote PIC personnel must possess on their person a valid FAA certificate of licensure and government ID.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification in accordance with FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 107: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
743
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, NIMS 508: Unmanned Aircraft System Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Technical Specialist–Unmanned Aircraft System
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Joint Order (JO) 7200.23: Air Traffic Organization Policy, October 2016
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 107: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, latest edition adopted
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted