Part 107 for sUAS Certification Test Preparation Course
Ever since the recent adoption of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) in the National Airpace (NAS), many businesses have desired to add this technology to their workflow. Until very recently, the only way to legally operate a commercial sUAS has been to hold a section 333 exemption. These exemptions were difficult to apply for and took a long time to achieve. In June 2016, the FAA announced that it was changing the procedure to get authorization to fly your sUAS commercially.
Beginning August 29, 2016, the FAA requires a 14 CFR Part 107 certification to commercially fly an sUAS. To get this certification, non-pilots must pass a test. The FAA certification test consists of 60 multiple choice questions, and you need to know lots of aeronautical information to pass this test. This class provides access to all the knowledge needed to pass.
This class covers the entire process, from application, to the knowledge portions of the test, and how to apply for and maintain an Airmen’s certification. Through the 2-day sessions, all testing material, aeronautical concepts, and other lessons will allow attendees to gain an understanding of all aspects of safe, effective, and legal sUAS flight.
- The FAA does not require classes in order to challenge the test. However, the lessons in this class will make these concepts easier to understand.
- This class does not guarantee a passing score on the test. However, this course makes available the required materials and concepts to ensure a complete understanding of the test topics.
- We will not deliver the test; Applicants must visit one of the Knowledge Testing Centers to take the test. For a list of centers, please visit: https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/media/test_centers.pdf
This class will be taught by a pilot, who is also an Advanced Ground school instructor.
In order to be eligible for a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating under this subpart, a person must:
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language. If the applicant is unable to meet one of these requirements due to medical reasons, the FAA may place such operating limitations on that applicant’s certificate as are necessary for the safe operation of the small unmanned aircraft;
- Not know or have reason to know that he or she has a physical or mental condition that would interfere with the safe operation of a small unmanned aircraft system; and
- Demonstrate aeronautical knowledge by satisfying one of the following conditions:
- Pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test covering the areas of knowledge specified in § 107.73(a); or
- If a person holds a pilot certificate (other than a student pilot certificate) issued under part 61 of this chapter and meets the flight review requirements specified in § 61.56, complete an initial training course covering the areas of knowledge specified in § 107.74(a) in a manner acceptable to the Administrator.