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FAA Releases Aeronautical Knowledge Test Preparation Materials for Small UAS Operators

Drone (1)The Federal Aviation Administration has published extensive materials to help unmanned aerial system operators prepare for the implementation of a new rule governing the use of small non-recreational drones.

FAA said Thursday its Part 107 rule, set to take effect Aug. 29, will require people who fly commercial drones to either obtain a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating or be directly guided by an operator that holds such certificate.

Applicants for the certificate must pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge test center or have an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate, which FAA issues to those who have completed a flight review within the last two years and a UAS online training course.

The Transportation Security Administration will also conduct a security background check on all remote pilot applicants before the agency grants certification, FAA noted.

The “Knowledge Test Prep Part 107” compilation of materials is available on the FAA’s website.

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