The Part 107 Aeronuatical Knowledge Test for UAS operators is expected to be made available in August.
But eager commercial drone operators without a pilot’s license can get a head start on studying now.
Many private companies have also put together training sessions (either in-person, webinars, practice tests, etc). that provide a clear look at exactly what you’ll need to know for the test. Check out my guide on UAS aeronautical knowledge test training courses here.
Some options include:
- Drone Pilot Ground School offers a fantastic online training course with practice tests and repeatable videos for $299.
- DARTdrones has a day-long, in-person training course for $670. (Use coupon code drngirl10 to save 10%, dropping your cost down to $603). The drngirl10 coupon code applies to all DARTdrone courses site wide!
- UAV Ground School offers an online course in partnership with Gold Seal Flight, offering unlimited quizzes from a database of 400 practice questions and flashcards for additional practice. It’s normally $249, but use coupon code DRONEGIRL to save $25 and take that price down to $224.
But a free and instant option comes from the FAA itself. The FAA released its Part 107 UAS online training course, which anyone can register and take for free. The course is designed for part 61 pilot certificate holders who have a current flight review (in accordance with 14 CFR part 61.56) and wish to obtain a part 107 remote pilot certificate with an sUAS rating. But, anyone without a pilot’s license can take the training course.
“Applicants for a part 107 remote pilot certificate who do not hold a part 61 pilot certificate (or part 61 pilot certificate holders without a current flight review) may incorporate this training into their self-study curriculum to help prepare for the FAA Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) Knowledge Test,” according to the test page.
**To be clear, that means this is a training course for people who already hold a Part 61 Pilot’s certificate. If you don’t have a pilot’s license, this is simply a wonderful, free training course to supplement your test studying.**
Access the online training course here. It’s a 2-hour mix of both reading and videos.
So what can you expect the test to be like? What will it cost? What are the questions like? Check out my earlier post “FAA Part 107 UAS Aeronautical Knowledge Test: everything you need to know (except the answers)” here.