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FAA 107 !?

Discussion in 'Q500 4K Discussion' started by Rick K., Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Rick K.

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    Ok so hoping someone can clear this up little confused ... I came across this article on the web which I'll post the link. From the way it sounds in this article come August you won't need a pilots license to fly as a business the way I am reading it.
    Than I come across this on FAA website which totally is not the case from what it sounds so I'm little confused .
    Link to article
    How FAA Part 107 Regulation Impacts Commercial Drone Operations

    And what I read on FAA
    Pilot Certification
    To operate the controls of a small UAS under Part 107, you need a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating, or be under the direct supervision of a person who holds such a certificate

    You must be at least 16 years old to qualify for a remote pilot certificate, and you can obtain it in one of two ways:

    • You may pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center.
    • If you already have a Part 61 pilot certificate, other than a student pilot certificate, you must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and you must take a small UAS online training course provided by the FAA.
     
  2. DroneClone

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    Your 107 authorizes you to fly commercially, but you still need to obtain along with it a Pilots certificate to fly your 107'd UAS !
     
  3. Rick K.

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    Very confusing , how does one obtain the certificate is there a way to take test online ?
     
  4. DroneClone

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    The 107 test out now is just a practice test, if you have a Pilots 61 training you can do the test online. if no pilots training in the past you will have to go to a FAA Regional Office to take the Pilots Certificate Test, Read the FAA 107 it states what you will/will not be able to do
     
  5. DroneClone

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    More will be out in August as now the whole 107 thing is in Docket for 60 days from June 2016
     
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    Hmmm

    So, in order to take the Pilots Certificate Test at an FAA Regional Office what should one study to prepare?

    Would studying and inwardly digesting the AC 107-2 provide sufficient knowledge to pass?

    I know it would only be an opinion but is that the intent of that publication?
     
  7. DroneClone

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    I was told by FAA to study the Part 61, Which I haven't looked for yet? What ever the 61 is!
     
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  8. Q500 RATT

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    If you need the link, here is the 107 course to check out...

    Safer Skies Through Education - FAA - FAASTeam - FAASafety.gov


    And, this UAV lawyer has written some good study pages here on her website.

    Sarah Nilsson - UAG Test Prep - 1