FAA Drone Remote Pilot Certification

By Ethan Ace and Sam Bartynski, Published Jul 13, 2021, 12:28pm EDT (Info+)

Drones have been a "next big thing" in security for years, but rules and regulations for licensing and operating can be daunting.

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As part of our upcoming drone testing, IPVM has certified an operator and in this note, we outline the core concepts and key takeaways from the exam and preparation process.

Who ***** ** ** *********?

** *** ****** ******, *** ****** intending ** *** ****** *** ***-************ purposes **** ** ********* ** ******* an*** **** *******. **** ******** ***** ****** *** hire (*.*., ******** ******** ** ***********), flying *** ******** ********** (*.*., ********** security), ** *** ****** ******/********** ********.

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Certified ****** *** *********

**** **** ** ** ************, *** certified ******** *** ** *********** *** supervising ******* ** ****** ** *** location. *** *******, * ******** ******* may ** *********** *** ** ******** flying * ****** ** ********** ** an ********.

*******, **** *** ****** *** **** place *** ********* ******** ** * time, ***** *** ********* ********** **** be ******** ** **** **** ** any ****. ************* ******* ** ******* more **** *** ***** ************** **** to ******* ******** *********.

Penalties *** ****** ******* *************

*** *** *** ****** ***** ********* for ****** ************ ******* * ***********, up ** $**,*** *** *** ********, and ** ** $***,*** *** *** potential ****** **** ** *** *** caught ****** ************ ******* * ******* and/or ******** *** ***********.

Part *** **** ********

*** **** *** **** ** ********* (online ** **-******) *** ******** ** 60 ********* **** * *-**** **** limit. ******* ******** * ***** ** 70%, ** *** ** **. *** questions *** ******** ******, **** ***** choices *** ********, *** ***** *** five ****** ****** *****, **** ********** the **** ******.

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Exam **** ********

*** **** ******** ******* ** *** FAA **** *** **** *** ***** relative ****** ***:

  1. ********** (**-**%)
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  3. ******** *** ************ (**-**%)
  4. ******* (**-**%)
  5. ******* *** *********** (*-**%)

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********** **** ******** ******* ** ***** categories ****** *****, ***** ***********, ********, weather, *** *******/*********** *** ****** ***** fundamental *******.

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*** ** *** ******* ***** ******* by *********** ******** **** ***** ******, **** ******* ***** **** **** effect ** ***** ****. ********** ****** such ** ***** **** ** ******** have ****** ************ *** ****** **** humans *** ** ***** ******* ****** and ********* *** ******. ******* ****** may ****** ** "********* *******" (*.*. hovering) **** **** *** **********, ***** heavier ****** *** ******* **** ** closed ******************* ************ ** ********. ******* *** potentially ********* *** ************* ***** *** need ** ******* ******* ***** ********** (e.g., ****** ****** ***********).

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Airspace *** ************

******** ***** ****** *** **** ****** to ******* **** ** ***** ******** Class * ********, ***** ** *** subject ** *** ******* *******, *** below *,***' ******** (** ***' ** proximity ** * ******* *******) ** rarely ***** * ******** (>***'), ****** there *** ******** * ******** ***************.

***** ******, ******* *** ******* ******* clearance *** ***** ** ****** ********* used ** ********** ******* *** ****** used ** ******** *** ********.

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**** ******* **** ******* ************ ** become * ***** ***** (*.*., ** least ** ***** ** *** *** read/write/speak *******), ** **** ** ************ for *********** *** ******** *****(*). *** drones **** ** ****** **** ***** FAA ** *** **********, ******* ** this *******:

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*******

***** ********* ****** ** ***** ** how ******* ******* ***** *******, ** well ** **********. **** ******, ********* in *** ******** ********, *** *** fully ************** *** ****** ****** ********* weather ** **** **** **** ******** may ***** ******. ************, *** ************ may *********** ****** ******* ****, ****** flight ******** **** ******** ****** **** weather.

********* *** **** ******** ** **** how ** **** ***** (************** *********) and *** (******** ********* ********) *******, detailed ******* ******* **** ** ********. Pilots *** *** *** ***** ******* conditions ***** ** ***** *******, **** as **** *** ********** *** ** fog, ****, ** ****.

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**** ******* ****** ***** ** ****** most ******** **** ** ***** *****, not ********* ********** ** ********, **** as *********** *** *****-**** ******** ********, and **** ******* ** ***** *********** under ********* ***** ** ***** (*.*., carrying ******** ** ***** *********). ******* may ** ********* *** **** *********** security ************, **** ** ****** ******** additional ******* (*.*., ***** ** ********* sensors), *** ***** *** **** ******.

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**** ** ********* ******** ***** ********** ********* **** ******, ********* ****** performance, ***** *******, ***/***** ************, *** more. ** *** **** ******** *********** on **** ** ****** ****,***** **** *** ** **** ** *** comments.

Comments (10)

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****, **** *******, *** *** ****** commercially *** *** ******, ** *** you **** ***** ** **** ** on **** ***?

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* *** * ***** (** **** as *** *** ***** **) * flew *** ***, *** **** * owned ** *** **** * ****** out *** *********** * ************ ***** manufacturer *** ***** ********* *********. * thought ******* ** ******* ***** ** a ********** ********, *** * ******* it ***.

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* ****** * **** ** ******, and **** **** **** *******, ***** with ******* ********* * *** **** growing ** ****** ******** *** ** own ************ ***** ***.

** ****'* *** ******* **** / learning ** *** *****, *** *** easier **** ** ****.

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* ****** **** **/** **** ***** two ***** ** ****** ******* *** studying, ******** *-* ***** *** ***.

**** **** *****.

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*******. *** ** * *** **** drone **** ************ ****** ** *** FAA? ** *** **** * *******?

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***, *** **** **** * ******* to ******* ** ************ ** ****** that ***** **** **** **** *** considered * ******** * ***** ** the ***.

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**** ** ****, **** ** ***** studying.

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