Remote sUAS (Drone) Pilot Knowledge Test Prep Course
This course is designed for those that have all the necessary practical flying skills and would like to become commercially certified. As of August 2016, anyone operating a drone for any commercial or business purpose must obtain an FAA remote pilot certification. This highly focused course prepares you for the test to receive this certification.
Beyond drone-specific material, students will gain an understanding of much of the ground-school information covered in the FAA's knowledge test.
Topics covered include: regulation related to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS); airspace classification, interpretation of sectional navigation charts, operating requirements, flight restrictions; aviation weather sources and effects; small unmanned aircraft loading and performance; emergency procedures, aeronautical decision-making and crew resource management; radio communication procedures; physiological effects of drugs and alcohol; airport operations; and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures.
The remote pilot knowledge test Unmanned Aircraft - General, includes 60 questions and requires a passing score of 70%. The test costs $150 and is paid separately to the FAA Knowledge Testing Center. With successful completion of the test you can apply for a remote pilot certificate for FAA Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 107.
The course fee includes a workbook, 50 FAA sample test questions and six hours of instruction. Actual FAA testing must be administered at an authorized Knowledge Testing Center and is NOT included in the course fee.