Farm-i-tude 137 training

About the Program

Agri Spray Drones in partnership with the WakWay Foundation is providing an opportunity for 107 qualified pilots to operate under the Farm-i-tude 137 program. This program allows individuals waiting for their 137 certification to be approved to work under the Farm-i-tude program to do custom application legally.

Through this partnership, Agri Spray customers who possess their Part 107 certification can spray under Farm-i-tude’s 137 program while receiving a preferred rate to do so.

Still need to complete your 107 certification? Access the FAA Part 107 study guide below in the resources section.

To work under Farm-i-tude’s 137 program, you MUST attend an evaluation with an Examiner and pass both a FAA-approved written and flight test. 

Once you successfully pass the flight requirements, you will be added under Farm-i-tude’s 137 as a qualified pilot. For those flying a drone over 55+ lbs., you will need to provide your drone N number and registration. If your drone is under 55+ lbs., you will only need to provide your registration. All pilots will need to provide their 107 license, state commercial applicators license, class 2 Medical and proof of or purchase liability (only) insurance.

Need drone insurance? We recommend VT Insurance Agency, LLC (vtinsuranceagency.com). Connect with Vaughn Tolbert via phone at (817) 565-7304 or by email at [email protected].

You will first need to register for a 137 testing time slot. You will also need to sign a non-disclosure agreement and a pilot contract with Farm-i-tude prior to testing.

You can request a pilot contract and NDA through [email protected] 

Costs beyond the testing fee include:

  • $1,000 one-time set up fee to the Foundation
  •  Contractor umbrella fee of 12.0% gross sales annually**
  • Contractor insurance policy with Contractor named as additional insured for $1,000,000
    (see insurance addendum-must be reviewed and accepted by Contractor and Contractor’s insurance carrier)

**Private applications (pilots that are flying for just their own farm) will have a monthly fee based only on how many months of the year they are flying.

Any questions about the pilot contract should be directed to Michelle Truman at the Wakway Foundation by emailing [email protected].

Evaluation with an Examiner will be offered at the Agri Spray Drones Warehouse located in Centralia, Missouri. Future testing dates will be posted on this page and shared via email with Agri Spray Drones customers.

Testing is one-on-one with an Examiner. The hour-long testing sessions begin with the written test followed by the flight demonstration test. You do not need to bring your drone for testing. Agri Spray Drones will provide a drone.

Upcoming Testing Dates: 

The next Farm-i-tude testing date at the Agri Spray Drones facility will take place in February 6 and 9, 2023. 

Testing Location:
Agri Spray Drones Warehouse
6875 Audrain Road 111
Centralia, MO 65240

Use this pin for directions: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6E4BNuahnaMfLgKk8

Through this partnership, Agri Spray Drones customers receive a preferred testing rate of $450. This includes on-site testing and the Examiner fee.

If traveling to our facility does not work, you can have the Examiner come to a location of your choice for $750 plus travel fee. You will work directly with the Examiner to schedule all of his travel needs (flight, hotel if needed, etc.) to come to your location.

Click the link below to register for the Farm-i-tude 137 program and schedule a time for testing.

  1. Click here to register now.
  2. Select your evaluation testing time slot if you choose to come to Agri Spray.
  3. Checkout. Your credit card may ask you to verify the purchase.
  4. Farm-i-tude will reach out with NDA and Contract. 

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Truman at the Wakway Foundation by emailing [email protected].

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Truman at the Wakway Foundation by emailing [email protected].

Resources

Register for Testing

Testing is one-on-one with an Examiner. The hour-long testing sessions begin with the written test followed by the flight demonstration test.

You are required to pass this test to fly under Farm-i-tude’s 137. Dates are limited and time slots are first-come, first-serve.

Click the link below to register for a Farm-i-tude testing date. You do not need your Part 107 certification and state applicator certificate to take the 137 test.

Testing Location

Agri Spray Drones Warehouse
6875 Audrain Road 111
Centralia, MO 65240

Please note future testing dates after February will be at the Agri Spray Drones new warehouse in Boonville, Missouri. 

13620 Old Highway 40
Boonville, MO 65233

Farm-i-tude is a division of the WakWay Foundation founded by MLB Coach Don Wakamatsu. Don is a third-generation farmer whose goal is to bring new technology to small farms.

Farm-i-tude’s core value is “Be great. Teach great.” Beyond the high school and college curriculum, Farm-i-tude is the first and only foundation with the ability to help 107 qualified pilots get in the air under the Farm-i-tude 137.

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