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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 to guide you through the process.
This course includes: #
- 2 hours of video lessons
- 5 lesson quizzes and a final practice exam with real FAA test questions
- Downloadable Part 107 Secrets “cheatsheet” ebook
- Lifetime access to all materials
- Video lessons combined with ebook work for multiple learning styles
- 1st time pass guarantee with test fee refund if you fail
The Instructor #
The Drone Pro Academy Part 107 Bootcamp is taught by Chris Newman, aerial cinematographer extraordinaire.
Chris Newman has tons of experience as a professional drone pilot and cinematographer and shares his knowledge with aspiring drone cinematographers through his courses at Drone Pro Academy.
His teaching style is direct and to the point. He puts a lot of enthusiasm and energy into the video lessons to keep you engaged and taking in the information.
The Course #
Part 107 Bootcamp is just like the course name suggests – it will give you a basic crash course in the knowledge you need to pass the FAA knowledge test.
The basic subject areas covered in the FAA exam are explained in the course in a bare-minimum style, which is perfect if you want to get through the course and on to the test in as short a time as possible.
The course is broken down into five units, with multiple video lessons in each unit covering all the related information. A quiz at the end of each unit tests your comprehension and retention of the material.
The video lessons are much more than a talking face, with lots of added interest through photos, film-style video clips, and diagrams.
The engaging style speaks to Chris Newman’s cinematography background and is sure to keep you interested and learning.
Once you’ve finished all the teaching videos, you have a chance to test your learning on a 116-question practice exam. This will help you gauge your readiness for the real FAA test.
What You’ll Learn #
- Night and Civil twilight operations, and operations over people and moving vehicles
- Remote ID requirements and other Part 107 operating requirements
- Crew resource management for safe drone operations
- The basics of loading and performance
- Basic weather theory and standardized weather service reports such as METAR and TAF
- Airspace classification and special use airspaces
- How to read sectional charts
- The basics of airport operations, including how to read NOTAMs and chart supplements
- Recommended maintenance and inspection protocols for your equipment
Additional study resources #
Other study resources include:
- Part 107 Secrets ebook “cheatsheet”
- Remote Pilot sUAS study guide (from the FAA)
- Link to additional practice questions
You can easily get through the course in a week, with a total of 2 hours of video lessons. Plan on several additional hours of study time with the extra resources.
Bonus materials #
On top of everything that you’ll learn related to the FAA knowledge test, the Drone Pro Academy course includes bonus elements including:
- Downloadable preflight checklist
- How to apply for your Remote Pilot Certificate
- How to take your online recurrent training to keep your license current
Once you’ve completed your Part 107 training, the journey to becoming an expert aerial photographer and cinematographer doesn’t stop there.
With several professional drone skills courses to choose from, Drone Pro Academy will help you to take your drone pilot career to the next level.
Who this course is for: #
- Anyone wanting to pass the Part 107 knowledge test
- Someone on a budget who wants a cheaper alternative to Part 107 training
- Drone pilots who want to use their drone for commercial purposes
- Visual and auditory learners who benefit from seeing and hearing concepts explained rather than relying only on reading-based learning