The FAA is participating in a special online drone training program for Part 107 – free of charge.
The federal agency has announced that current pilots who hold Part 107 of the remote pilot certification will be able to complete the necessary training courses to update their knowledge of the “Operations Over People” rule set, which will come 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 initial Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) knowledge test online through an agency-approved knowledge testing center, possibly on 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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