Frequently asked questions
If I'm just flying for fun do I need to take the exam?
What is a Part 107 exam?
The Federal Aviation Administrations requires pilots flying an Unmanned Aircraft System for commercially (for compensation) to fly their drone under the FAA's Small UAS Rule (Part 107). Upon passing an in-person 60 question FAA - Unmanned Aircraft General Aeronautical Knowledge Exam (commonly known as Part 107), you can apply for Remote Pilot Certificate with an sUAS rating. This certificate demonstrates that you understand the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones under Part 107. A remote pilot is commonly known as a Part 107 pilot.
The initial exam is $175. Certificate holders must complete a free online recurrent training every 24 calendar months to remain current.
To become a pilot you must:
Be at least 16 years old
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
Be in a physical and mental condition to safely fly a drone
Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam: "Unmanned Aircraft General – Small (UAG)"
Do I need a drone to take your course?
No. A drone or flight competency is not required to become a certified pilot. We provide the drone for our flight classes.
What is the age requirement to become certified?
The minimum age to take the Part 107 is 16 years old. We offer drone education for all ages.
When must you register a drone?
Drones weighing more than 0.55 pounds must be registered by pilots 13 y.o. and up. If a drone is being used under Part 107, the drone must be registered regardless of size.