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Pilot Institute 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 an expert.

This course includes: #

  • 15 + hours of on-demand instructional videos
  • 20 quizzes and unlimited practice exams (with more than 300 questions) 
  • 14-page cheat sheet and lesson notes
  • Mobile and off-line access to lessons
  • Lifetime access to all materials
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Community support and one-on-one instructor support 
  • 1st time pass guarantee – full course refund, plus $175 test fee refund, if you don’t pass

The Instructor #

Pilot Institute offers one of the best Part 107 courses available. It’s taught by Greg Reverdiau, an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, with extensive experience with manned and unmanned aircraft operations.

Prof. R teaches in such a way that you can understand the information needed and also understand how you will use that information in your real-world drone operations.

He doesn’t teach to the test – he teaches real knowledge and real-life skills.

The Course #

The Part 107 course from Pilot Institute does much more than just give you the bare minimum of information you need to know to pass the test. You actually learn the concepts to use as a commercial drone pilot.

Fifteen hours of video lessons are broken down into 2- to 8-minute segments, organized around chapters covering everything you are expected to know for the FAA knowledge test. 

Each chapter has one or more quizzes to test your understanding and retention of the material.

What You’ll Learn #

  • You’ll learn the basics of Loading and Performance for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft
  • You’ll get a thorough overview of all of the Part 107 regulations for drone operations, including the updated Category 1-4 classification and Remote ID requirements.
  • You’ll learn the updated Night Operations requirements, as well as regulations for operations over people and moving vehicles. 
  • You’ll learn the basics of airport operations, including how to read NOTAMs and chart supplements, and where to find airport weather information.
  • You’ll learn how to decipher radio communications and where to tune in to hear air traffic and airport radio communication. 
  • You’ll get a thorough introduction to airspace classification and special use airspaces and how to determine if you need airspace authorization.
  • You’ll learn how to read sectional charts to identify airspace and other relevant information for safe drone operations. 
  • You’ll learn some basics of weather theory and how to decipher standardized weather service reports such as METAR and TAF.
  • You’ll learn how to employ Aeronautical Decision Making procedures to make safe decisions for your drone flights.
  • You’ll learn about physiological factors that can impact your drone operations and how to utilize good risk management practices for safer flights. 
  • You’ll learn recommended maintenance and inspection protocols for your equipment. 

Additional study resources #

Other study resources include: 

  • Chapter or topic-specific downloadable cheat sheets
  • Suggested reading
  • A unique flashcard app to help you commit the information you’re learning to long-term memory. 
  • Interactive lesson review videos
  • Audio-only review of each chapter

For those wanting to get through the course quickly, there’s a 14-day challenge to help you pace your learning.

This document will guide you through the lessons for 1 hour of studying per day, with the final result being ready to take your test in just two weeks.

Learning support #

For those who learn best with classroom support, you have access to the entire community of learners through the Part 107 Study Hall Facebook group.

In the Facebook group you can ask questions on things that have got you stumped, or help other fellow learners figure things out together. 

If you’re really stumped with a particular topic, you can even reach out to Prof. R, and he’ll respond to you directly.

The Pilot Institute course offers truly exceptional service to make sure you learn what you need to know and set you up to pass the exam. 

Bonus materials #

On top of everything that you’ll learn related to the FAA knowledge test, the Pilot Institute course includes bonus videos:

  • how to apply for your Certificate
  • how to register your drone commercially
  • how to keep your certification current
  • How to apply for LAANC or other airspace authorizations

As a student in the Part 107 course, you also qualify for a discounted price on other courses offered through Pilot Institute, to take your drone pilot career to the next level.

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 rather than relying on reading-based learning


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