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Updated Drone Training – Available Now!

Updated Drone Training – Available Now!

Part 107 Pilots: The updated remote pilot recurrent online training is available today on the FAA Safety Team website. The training ensures Part 107 remote pilots have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the Operations Over People rule when it becomes effective on April 21, 2021.

There are multiple training options, depending on your current status:

If you do not hold a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate you must:
Take the UAS Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test
Knowledge tests may be scheduled on the Airman Certificate Testing Service (ACTS) website and there is a fee associated

Current Part 61 certificate holders:
Take the Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Initial (ALC-451) online course
Available on the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) website for no cost

Part 107 remote pilots who are also certificated and current under Part 61:
Take the Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Recurrent (ALC -515) online course
Available on the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) website for no cost

All individuals who hold a Part 107 remote pilot certificate (regardless of currency):
Take the Part 107 Small UAS Recurrent Non-Part 61 Pilots (ALC-677) online course
Available on the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) website for no cost

Remember, operating over people, over moving vehicles or at night without a waiver is not permitted until April 21. An overview of the Operations Over People Rule is on the FAA website.

About Steve Rhode

The Public Safety Flight website is dedicated to news, honest information, tips, and stories about the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UAVs, aircraft, and drones in the fire service and other public safety niches.The site was founded by Steve Rhode, an FAA-certificated airplane commercial and instrument certificated pilot and a very experienced Part 107 UAS commercial pilot. Steve is the Chief Pilot with the Wake Forest Fire Department and the North Carolina Public Safety Drone Academy. He also provides expert advice to drone pilots through Homeland Security Information Network and he is an FAA Safety Team drone expert. Steve loves to work closely with public safety pilots to answer questions and share information, real-world truth, and drone operation advice. You can contact Steve here, learn more about Steve here, or join his public safety pilot private email list here.

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