Part 107 for sUAS Test Preparation Course

107_0012_layer-1Introduction 

  • Who is eligible for a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating?
  • What Will the Test Cover?
  • Issuance of a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating.
  • Where you can take the test?
  • Identification Requirements
  • How much will the test cost?
  • What will the test cover?
  • How will the test be formatted?
  • Registration
  • Procedures
  • Test Tips
  • After you pass the test
    • Submit an online application using IACRA
    • Paper process using FAA Form 8710-13
  • Cheating or other unauthorized conduct
  • Temporary certificate.
  • Change of name or address.
  • Voluntary surrender of certificate.
  • Aeronautical knowledge recency.
  • Recurrent knowledge tests.
  • Self-Study Resources
  • What happens if you fail the test?
  • FAA Handbooks, Manuals, and Other Publications

 

107_0010_layer-3Summary of Major Provisions Under 14 CFR 107 

  • Aircraft Requirements
  • Pilot Requirement
  • Report an accident
  • Operational Limitations
  • Security Disqualification
  • Recurrent Training Course

Regulations

107-eligibility

  • Applicability
  • Possible small UAS operations
  • Definitions
    • Control station
    • Corrective lenses
    • Unmanned aircraft
    • Small unmanned aircraft
  • Registration of Foreign-Owned and Operated sUAS
  • Operating Environment
  • Remote PIC
  • Person Manipulating the Flight Controls
  • Operation of multiple small unmanned aircraft.
  • Autonomous Operations
  • VLOS Aircraft Operation
  • Regaining Visual Line of Sight
  • Visual Observer (VO)
  • Scanning the Airspace
  • Unaided Vision
  • Operation Over People
  • Protecting Non-Participants
  • Operation from Moving Vehicles or Aircraft
  • Transporting Another Person’s Property
  • Determining Groundspeed
  • Determining Altitude
  • Visibility and Distance from Clouds
  • Careless or Reckless Operation of sUAS
  • Daylight Operations
  • Civil Twilight Operations
  • Privacy and Other Considerations

 

107_0008_layer-5Operation near Airports and Aircraft

  • Remaining Clear of Other Aircraft
  • Operations near an airport
  • Security Identification Display Areas (SIDA)
  • Towered
  • Untowered
  • Airport Signs
  • Runway Numberings
  • Traffic patterns used by manned aircraft pilots
  • Sources for airport data
  • Aeronautical charts
  • Navigational Aids
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Obstructions
  • Radio Aids to Navigation
  • Chart Supplements
  • Avoiding bird and wildlife hazards and reporting collisions between aircraft and wildlife

 

107_0007_layer-6Airspace classification and operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation

  • Operation Near Airports; in Certain Airspace; in Prohibited or Restricted Areas; or in the Proximity of Certain Areas Designated by a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)
    • General airspace
    • Class B controlled airspace
    • Class C controlled airspace
    • Class D controlled airspace
    • Class E controlled airspace
    • Class G uncontrolled airspace
  • Special-use airspace, such as prohibited, restricted, warning areas, military operation
  • areas, alert areas, and controlled firing areas.
  • NOTAMs

 

Air Traffic Controller

  • Obtaining Airspace Authorizations
  • Recurring or Long-Term Operations
  • FSS

107-radio-communication

 

Radio communication procedures

  • When will you talk on the Radio
  • Radio Technique
  • Examples
  • Phraseology: altitudes, directions, speed, and time.
  • Lost Communication Procedures
  • The phonetic alphabet.

 

Radio Frequency Spectrum

  • Frequency Spectrum
  • Frequency spectrum (RF) Basics
  • Line of Sight and Frequency Obstructions
  • Spectrum Authorization

 

107_0006_layer-7Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance

  • Basic weather minimums.
  • Types of weather Briefings
  • METARs
  • Effect of weather on performance
  • Wind
  • Atmospheric Stability
  • Pressure and Temperature
  • Air Masses
  • Fronts
  • Thunderstorms
  • Hazards

 

107-loading-and-performanceLoading and Performance

  • Effects of loading changes
  • Balance, stability, and center of gravity
  • Factors that may require a reduction in weight prior to flight
  • Effects of Weight Changes
  • Effects of Load Factor
  • Stalls
  • Carriage of Hazardous Material
  • Carriage of Lithium Batteries
  • Determining Performance: Sources of Performance Data
  • Remote PIC Responsibilities for Determining Performance
  • Determining Performance: Operational Data

 

107_0003_layer-10Emergency procedures

  • In-flight emergency.
  • Emergency Planning and Communication
  • Common Abnormal and Emergency Situations
  • Lost Link
  • Contingency Planning
  • Flyaways
  • Loss of Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Risk of Battery Fires
  • Careless or Reckless Operation
  • Accident Reporting

 

107-physiologyPhysiology

  • Medical Condition
  • Hyperventilation
  • Dehydration
  • Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia
  • Fatigue
  • Stress

 

107-drugsandalcoholMedical Condition and Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

  • Drugs and Alcohol

 

Aeronautical decision-making (ADM) and judgment

  • Hazardous Attitudes and Antidotes
    • Anti-authority: “Don’t tell me.”
    • Impulsivity: “Do it quickly.”
    • Invulnerability: “It won’t happen to me.”
    • Macho: “I can do it.”
    • Resignation: “What’s the use?”

 

107-riskRisk Management

  • Risk Management/Mitigation
  • Risk Assessment Tools
  • Risk and likelihood of an Event
  • Severity of an Event
  • IMSAFE
  • Managing External Pressures
    • Human Factors
    • Aircraft
    • Human Behavior
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Task Management
  • The Remote PIC
  • Effective Communication
    • Communication Procedures
    • Communication Methods
    • Checklists
  • Situational Awareness
  • Obstacles
  • Single Pilot Resources

 

107-preflightMaintenance and pre-flight inspection procedures

  • Preflight Inspection
  • Prior to Flight
  • Creating an Inspection Program
  • Scalable Preflight Inspection
  • Sample Preflight Inspection Checklist
  • Maintenance
    • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Unscheduled Maintenance
  • Benefits of Recordkeeping

 

107-cowWaivers

  • Certificate of Waiver
  • Waivable Sections of Part 107
  • FAA Waiver Review Process
  • Applying for a CoW

 

Assessment (self-evaluation test)