Susan Hofer, chair of the Aviation Law Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recently issued a Remote Pilot Certificate with rating for Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The certificate authorizes Susan to oversee commercial operations of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, also known as drones.

Susan has also obtained a NC Commercial UAS Operator Permit from the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation for the commercial operation of UAS in North Carolina.

She has been a FAA certificated pilot since 1984, holding commercial and certified flight instructor certificates with instrument airplane and private glider ratings.