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REMOTE PILOT PROGRAM

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Become an FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot

Enroll in our FAA Part 107 remote pilot training program and get certified to fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS) commercially.

 

To become a certificated remote pilot you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old

  • Be able to read, speak, write & understand English

  • Be in a physical and mental condition to safely fly a drone

  • Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam

 

Remote Pilot Currency:

Certificate holders must pass a recurrent knowledge test every 2 years.

Initial Testing Requirements to Become a Remote Pilot

To become an FAA Certificated Remote Pilot, you must pass a test. If the applicant is NOT already a manned aircraft pilot certificated under 14 CFR Part 61, a knowledge test must be taken at an FAA approved testing center. If you are already a pilot, an online test is required. More details are below.

The aeronautical knowledge subjects which will be tested for either testing method include:

  • Regulations

  • Airspace classifications and requirements

  • Meteorology

  • Aircraft performance

  • Emergency operations

  • Crew resource management

  • Radio communication procedures

  • Human factors

  • Aeronautical decision making

  • Airport operations

  • Maintenance

  • Preflight inspections

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Apply for the Remote Pilot Certificate

First Time Pilots

 

If you are not already a pilot, and want to become a certificated Remote Pilot, you must first prepare for and pass the FAA Knowledge Test. The test consists of 60 objective, multiple-choice questions. There is a 2-hour time limit to complete the test. There is a single correct response for each test question. Each test question is independent of other questions. A correct response to one question does not depend upon, or influence, the correct response to another. The test must be taken at an FAA authorized testing center.

Existing Pilots

 

(Sport, Recreational, Private, Commercial, ATP)

If you are already a pilot, certificated under part 61, and have a current flight review in accordance with 14 CFR 61.56, you must pass a FAASTeam online exam. There is no fee to take the examination online. If you do not have a current flight review, you must take the knowledge test at an authorized test center, using the same process as someone who is not a pilot.

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STEP ONE

Prepare for the test

Aeropro provides the ASA curriculum through our pilot shop.  Sign up for a basic remote pilot class here

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STEP TWO

Sign up for the test

Make an appointment at a knowledge testing center.  Aeropro's flight school team will help you sign up.  After you pass the test at a knowledge testing center, you will receive an Airmen Knowledge Test Report (AKTR). Do not lose this report! Find a test center.

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STEP THREE

Apply for your certificate

Apply online using the FAA's Integrated Airmen Certificate or Rating Application (IACRA) tool online. Access IACRA here to complete FAA Form 8710-13.

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STEP FOUR

Pass your background check

A confirmation email will be sent when an applicant has completed the TSA security background check. This email will provide instructions for printing a copy of the temporary remote pilot certificate from IACRA.

UAS Certificate

STEP FIVE

Receive your certificate and get to work!

A permanent remote pilot certificate will be sent via mail once all other FAA internal processing is complete.

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STEP ONE

Prepare for the test

Aeropro provides the ASA curriculum through our pilot shop. Sign up for a practical  drone pilot class here

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STEP TWO

Sign up for the test

Make an appointment at a knowledge testing center.  Aeropro's flight school team will help you sign up.  After you pass the test at a knowledge testing center, you will receive an Airmen Knowledge Test Report (AKTR). Do not lose this report! Find a test center.

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STEP THREE

Apply for your certificate

Apply online using the FAA's Integrated Airmen Certificate or Rating Application (IACRA) tool online. Access IACRA here to complete FAA Form 8710-13.

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STEP FOUR

Pass your background check

1. Validate identity: Contact a FSDO, an FAA-designated pilot examiner (DPE), an airman certification representative (ACR), or an FAA-certificated flight instructor (CFI) to make an appointment.

2. Present the completed FAA Form 8710-13 along with the online course completion certificate or knowledge test report (as applicable) and proof of a current flight review.

3. The completed FAA Form 8710-13 application will be signed by the applicant after the FSDO, DPE, ACR, or CFI examines the applicant's photo identification and verifies the applicant's identity. The FAA representative will then sign the application.

4. An appropriate FSDO representative, a DPE, or an ACR will issue the applicant a temporary airman certificate (a CFI is not authorized to issue a temporary certificate, but they can process applications for applicants who do not want a temporary certificate).

UAS Certificate

STEP FIVE

Receive your certificate and get to work!

A permanent remote pilot certificate will be sent via mail once all other FAA internal processing is complete.

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