CORRECTION / EXPLANATION: Article updated April 13, 2021.
The only new privilege associated with the new Part 4 testing and training after April 6th is Operation at Night. Current Part 107 holders will be able to automatically drive over people and moving vehicles according to the rule after 04/21/21 when the rule comes into effect. Call 844-FLY-MY-UA or email the FAA for more information.
The FAA offers a special online drone training program for Part 107 – free of charge.
The federal agency has announced that current pilots who hold Part 107 remote pilot certification will be able to take training courses that will update their knowledge of the night-time flight set, which goes into effect April 21.
107 pilots currently have access to three courses via the FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team) website:
Drone pilots who do not currently have Part 107 certification must take the paid first aviation knowledge test (Unmanned Aircraft System, UAS) online via an agency-approved knowledge test center, which may be planned at the Airman Certificate Testing Service (ACTS) Website.
By passing the test, drone pilots from Part 107 can, under certain conditions, operate drones over people, over moving vehicles and at night without waiver.
“The FAA accepts airspace permit requests from distant pilots to operate in controlled airspace at night as long as they have met updated testing or training requirements,” the agency said in a statement.
“The FAA expects traffic to the FAASTeam site to increase with the release of this training. As a result, remote pilots may experience technical difficulties accessing the online courses and will be encouraged to access the training outside of regular business days. “
For more information, call 844-FLY-MY-UA or email the FAA.
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