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Drone Launch Academy – Part 107 Commercial Drone License Course

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For anyone planning to use a drone for commercial purposes, a Remote Pilot License is required. But the FAA Part 107 knowledge test is not something you can hope to pass just by winging it. 

To become a certified drone pilot, you need to learn a whole bunch of information related to airport operations, sectional charts, and more.

The fastest, most painless way to learn this information by far is by taking a course from the experts.

This course includes: #

  • 40+ on-demand instructional videos
  • 12 practice exams by subject area
  • More than 300 practice questions, including real FAA test questions
  • 75-page downloadable E-Book study guide
  • Mobile access to lessons
  • Lifetime access to all materials
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Community support with live office hours via Facebook
  • 1st time pass guarantee – full course refund, plus $175 test fee refund, if you don’t pass

The Instructors #

Drone Launch Academy has not one but four experts who have teamed up to produce the instructional videos that are part of this course.

David Young is the founder of Drone Launch Academy. As an FAA certified ground instructor, he has the credentials and the background to be a trustworthy source of information and an experienced teacher. 

Andrew Zimmitti is the regulation instructor for Drone Launch Academy.

As an attorney who is well-versed in drone laws and regulations, he is more than qualified to teach everything related to the most current drone regulations that you need to know for the exam and for your commercial drone operations. 

Retired Air Force Colonel Don Berchoff was formerly Chief of Weather Programs for the Air Force, so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about weather, and how to teach weather theory to the uninitiated. 

Retired Air Force Major Nathan Green led weather operations for Air Force One and the Air Force Chief of Staff while in the Air Force, among his other notable achievements.

Another more-than-qualified expert in weather theory to teach what you need to know for the FAA exam and safe drone operations. 

The Course #

The Part 107 course from Drone Launch Academy does much more than just give you the bare minimum of information you need to know to pass the test.

The high-quality instruction offers you the opportunity to learn the concepts you need to know as a commercial drone pilot.

More than 40 video lessons are delivered in 1- to 9-minute videos. Lessons are organized around chapters covering everything you are expected to know for the FAA knowledge test. 

Each topic area has a related practice test for you to test your understanding and retention of the material.

There are also numerous text-based lessons in some of the chapters to appeal to a variety of learning styles. 

What You’ll Learn #

  • A thorough overview of all of the Part 107 regulations for drone operations, including the updated Remote ID requirements.
  • The updated Night Operations requirements, as well as regulations for operations over people and moving vehicles.
  • How to decipher radio communications and where to tune in to hear air traffic and airport radio communication. 
  • A thorough introduction to airspace classification and special use airspaces and how to determine if you need airspace authorization.
  • How to read sectional charts to identify airspace and other relevant information for safe drone operations.
  • The basics of weather theory and how to decipher standardized weather service reports such as METAR and TAF.
  • The basics of airport operations, including how to read NOTAMs and chart supplements, and where to find airport weather information.
  • The basics of Loading and Performance for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft.
  • How to employ Aeronautical Decision Making procedures to make safe decisions for your drone flights.
  • Physiological factors that can impact your drone operations and how to utilize good risk management practices for safer flights. 
  • Recommended maintenance and inspection protocols for your equipment. 

Additional study resources #

Other study resources include: 

  • 75+ page downloadable E-Book for you to highlight and mark up or take notes
  • Information on how to sign up for your FAA exam
  • Information on how to do your recurrent training (required every 2 years)

You can plan on taking 2-3 weeks to get through the course material if you are able to spend about an hour a day.

Once you feel confident in your practice exam performance, you can go ahead and sign up for your FAA exam. 

Learning support #

For those who learn best with interactive support, you have access to weekly Live Facebook Office Hours led by one of the instructors of the course.

Here you’ll be able to ask any questions on things that have got you stumped. The group Q&A may help you answer questions you didn’t know you had!

Who this course is for: #

  • Anyone wanting to pass the Part 107 knowledge test
  • Drone pilots who want to use their drone for commercial purposes
  • Learners who want a streamlined process of learning vital information without having to piece it all together from various sources
  • Visual and auditory learners who benefit from seeing and hearing concepts explained in addition to reading-based learning, and don’t mind leaning on reading rather than video lessons for some topics.
  • Those who prefer a printable, paper resource to reinforce their learning. 


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