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ALC-553: Commercial Drone Pilot: CFR Part 107 Explained
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A 70 minute presentation filmed before an audience on 25 July 2018 during EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Includes a brief overview of law enforcement use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and then focuses on a comprehensive explanation of 14 CFR Part 107: “The Small UAS Rule”. 



ALAN FRAZIER is an associate professor within the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Courses taught include: Public Safety Aviation; Helicopter Aerodynamics; General Aviation Management and Operations; Instrument Regulations and Procedures; and Advanced Helicopter Operations. Professor Frazier also serves as a flight instructor and stage check pilot providing instruction in airplanes (land and sea) and helicopters. He has accumulated over 8400 hours of pilot-in-command flight time with over 4600 hours as a flight instructor. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and is rated to fly airplanes (single and multiengine), helicopters, gliders and small unmanned aircraft.

Professor Frazier has served as a law enforcement officer for over 37 years. His police assignments have included Patrol; Special Enforcement; SWAT-Hostage Negotiations; Internal Affairs/Training; and Air Support. He is the former officer-in-charge of the Glendale (CA) Police Air Support Unit where he flew missions supporting police operations including numerous high speed vehicle pursuits and covert counter-narcotics surveillances. Professor Frazier has also served as a National Park Service Ranger-Pilot supporting law enforcement operations at Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Professor Frazier currently serves as a Grand Forks County Deputy Sheriff (part-time) where he is assigned as the commander of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit.

Professor Frazier was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s UAS Award. The UAS Unit Frazier supervises received the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2016 Excellence in Police Aviation Award and the Airborne Public Safety Association 2018 UAS Award. 

Professor Frazier possesses a bachelors degree from Middle Tennessee State University (aerospace administration) and a masters degree from the University of Southern California (public administration).

Professor Frazier currently serves as the manager of the UND Aerospace Foundation’s Helicopter Flight Training Site located in Tanajib, Saudi Arabia.