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Drone Training Program

Prepare to take the FAA exam to become a professional drone pilot

  • Everything you need to pass the test. Our course covers all 120+ knowledge concepts across 70+ video-based lectures that the FAA requires drone pilots to learn in the UAS Airman Certification Standards
  • Bonus lessons with practical flight knowledge. All students get access to our Knowledge Base with 100+ FAQ and our top 15 drone training exercises to help you feel more confident when taking flight. Guided Study students will have additional benefits like access to pricing strategies for drone services, business tools & tips, airspace research and mission planning, and best practices for taking drone photos and videos.
  • In addition, our Guided Study students can join our live weekly Zoom webinar, “Ready for Takeoff” with our Part 107 expert instructor. Plus, you’ll get unlimited practice exams that include 350+ real FAA test questions.
    • 5 Quick-Start Tips for New Students
    • Download Your Test Supplement
    • Meet Your Instructor and Student Support Manager
    • Common Drone Industry Terms (Glossary)
    • Need Help? Contact Us.

    • The Basics of Part 107 Regulations
    • Crew Member Definitions
    • Registering Your Drone
    • Reporting an Accident or In-Flight Emergency
    • Operating Limitations: Height, Speed, Minimum Visibility and Cloud Clearance
    • FAA Compliance: Flight Logging, Inspections and Required Documents
    • Flying From a Moving Vehicle
    • Flying at Night
    • Flying Over People and Moving Vehicles
    • Flying Visual Line-of-Sight
    • Alcohol, Drugs and Physiology
    • Airspace Authorization and Waivers

    • Understanding the Rules
    • Night Ops Environment & Best Practices
    • How Your Eyes Function at Night
    • Understand these 5 Visual Illusions

    • Class B Airspace
    • Class C Airspace
    • Class D Airspace
    • Class E Airspace
    • Class G Airspace
    • Special Use Airspace
    • Military Training Routes (MTRs)
    • TFRs and NOTAMs

    • What’s a Sectional Chart?
    • Latitude and Longitude
    • VFR Checkpoints
    • Notification Boxes
    • MSL vs. AGL
    • Airports and Radio Frequencies
    • Isogonic Lines
    • Maximum Elevation Figures
    • Victor Airways
    • Advanced Sectional Chart Interpretation

    • Reading a Chart Supplement
    • Runways and Traffic Patterns
    • Right of Way
    • Towered vs. Untowered Airports

    • Standard Conditions and Density Altitude
    • Wind and Currents
    • Moisture, Fog and Frost
    • Reading a METAR Report
    • Reading a TAF Report
    • Operating in Extreme Weather
    • Clouds, Ceilings and Visibility
    • Stable vs. Unstable Air (Understanding Air Masses)

    • Hazardous Flight Operations
    • Emergency Operations
    • Lost Link Procedures
    • LiPo Batteries
    • Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM)
    • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
    • PAVE, IMSAFE & DECIDE Models
    • 5 Hazardous Attitudes
    • Radio Communications
    • UAS Loading and Performance
    • UAS Maintenance and Inspection
    • Pre-Flight Checklist

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