Sunday, August 29, 2021

New Procedures Concerning Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots.


The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) in Washington D.C. has announced new procedures concerning recurrent training courses for drone pilots.  Specifically, drone pilots who have Part 107 remote pilot certification can now take their required training courses online effective April 6, 2021. The recurrent training courses have been updated to ensure that drone pilots will have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the new Operations Over People rule when that rule becomes effective on April 21, 2021. The online recurrent training will be offered free of charge to remote pilots on the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) website.

Drone pilots who do not hold a current Remote Pilot Certification and want to operate under Part 107 must take the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test online through an FAA-Approved Knowledge Testing Center.  See here.

For general inquiries on these new regulations and other UAS inquiries, the FAA suggests calling 844-FLY-MY-UA or emailing the FAA.

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