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You'll be completely prepared to take the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Knowledge Test—the required exam you need to pass to get a Remote Pilot Certificate.
This course is the result of a collaboration between the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and King Schools. AUVSI is the world's largest unmanned systems nonprofit organization. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotics technologies.
The key word when it comes to being a drone pilot is pilot—when flying drones, you need to know a significant amount of the same core subjects pilots flying airplanes need to know and fully understand. Those subject areas include:
In fact, the FAA Test will include some of the exact same questions used to test those taking their private pilot knowledge test.
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Fly Your Drone Legally!
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has Authorized Non-Recreational Drone Operations
There are two sets of rules depending on the type of operation. The requirements for who may operate the UAV are different for each type of operation.
Group 1 - Rules for Commercial Operators/Private Citizens
This set of rules applies to individuals or commercial enterprises who are not employed by, or working for a governmental agency. The rules apply any time you are operating a drone in the furtherance of a business even if there is no direct compensation.
Group 2 - Rules for people who are working for Government agencies
This set of rules is for people who fly drones for government entities (local, state and federal government agencies) regardless if they are employees or contractors.
Government agencies must have a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the FAA that outlines the specific conditions that they have to follow to fly a drone including pilot certification.
What does all this mean?
Since August 29, 2016, most pilots operating a small UAS for non-recreational purposes must either hold a FAA Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small UAS Rating or be under the direct supervision of a person who does hold a Remote Pilot Certificate (the remote Pilot In Command). To qualify for a Remote Pilot Certificate, you must:
All applicants will be vetted by the TSA and you must be 16 years or older. Part 61 Pilot Certificate holders may obtain a temporary remote pilot certificate immediately upon submission of their application for a permanent certificate through the FAA's IACRA site. For more details on the new FAA drone regulations go to https://www.faa.gov/uas/
Having a Remote Pilot Certificate is a great accomplishment and the key that will open many doors for those who wish to earn income by flying a drone.
Reaching your goal of flying drones (UAS) will be a life changing experience—At King Schools, it's our mission to help ensure your success. KING and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) have a five year comprehensive agreement that will ensure your drone training will be comprehensive and up to the latest FAA testing standards.
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The course is self-paced. We believe it will take a minimum of 10 hours of study with the average being 15-17 hours.
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First view the "Your Success Begins Here" video on how to use the course effectively and gain insight to the features and benefits of the course. Once you start the course, just follow the path in the course menu.
The advantage of having a home study course is you can repeat any lesson over and over again. You can always call or send us feedback about concepts or questions for further clarification.
Once you pass your initial test, you will be required to pass a recurring exam every 24 months.
You can speak to one of our Pilot Advisors during business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1-858-541-2200. You can also email us at email@example.com.
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