FAA Drone Remote Pilot Certification

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

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 ***** ** ** *********?

** *** ****** ******, any ****** ********* ** fly ****** *** ***-************ purposes **** ** ********* by ******* ***** **** *******. **** ******** ***** flying *** **** (*.*., contract ******** ** ***********), flying *** ******** ********** (e.g., ********** ********), ** for ****** ******/********** ********.

************ ****** ** *** to ** **** *** certified ** *** *** personal ********* *** **** register ***** ****** *** pass ** ****, ********* ***** (****************************), ***** ****** ***** information *** ****** **** as * ************ *****, such ** *** ********* types ** ******** ** well ** ********** ********* safety ***********.

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

**** **** ** ** organization, *** ********* ******** may ** *********** *** supervising ******* ** ****** in *** ********. *** example, * ******** ******* may ** *********** *** an ******** ****** * patrol ** ********** ** an ********.

*******, **** *** ****** may **** ***** *** certified ******** ** * time, ***** *** ********* individual **** ** ******** to **** **** ** any ****. ************* ******* to ******* **** **** one ***** ************** **** to ******* ******** *********.

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

*** *** *** ****** steep ********* *** ****** commercially ******* * ***********, up ** $**,*** *** per ********, *** ** to $***,*** *** *** potential ****** **** ** you *** ****** ****** commercially ******* * ******* and/or ******** *** ***********.

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

*** **** *** **** is ********* (****** ** in-person) *** ******** ** 60 ********* **** * 2-hour **** *****. ******* requires * ***** ** 70%, ** *** ** 60. *** ********* *** multiple ******, **** ***** choices *** ********, *** cover *** **** ****** listed *****, **** ********** the **** ******.

** ******** **** **** prep ***** **** **-** hours *** ***** **** no ***** ********* ** FAA *********** ** ***** concepts. ***** *** ******** with ***** *** **** majority ** *** ******** industry ***** ** ********** since **** **** ************ only ******* ** ***** seeking ******' ********.

*** *** **** *** provide *** ***** ********* or ******** *****, *** there *** ************* ******* ******** ** Part ***. ** ************** *********'* **** *** course ($***)*** ***** ** ******* in ******* *** ****, with * ****** ** video ******** *** **** topic, ** **** ** numerous ******* *** ******** exams.

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

*** **** ******** ******* by *** *** **** 107 **** *** ***** relative ****** ***:

  1. ********** (**-**%)
  2. *********** (**-**%)
  3. ******** *** ************ (**-**%)
  4. ******* (**-**%)
  5. ******* *** *********** (*-**%)

** ***** **** **** core ******* *****.

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********** ** *** ******* section ** *** **** and ****** * ***** range ** ******, **** as *********** *** ******** and ********* ***** ** day, *** ****** ** operation.

*** *** **** ******* emphasizes ************* ******* ** this *******, **** ** the ******* ** ***********, drugs, *******, *******, *** emotional ******, ***** **** break **** ** *** checklists,**** (*****, ********, ***********, External *********)*********:

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********** **** ******** ******* to ***** ********** ****** below, ***** ***********, ********, weather, *** *******/*********** *** impact ***** *********** *******.

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*** ** *** ******* areas ******* ** *********** is****** **** ***** ******, **** ******* ***** went **** ****** ** April ****. ********** ****** such ** ***** **** in ******** **** ****** requirements *** ****** **** humans *** ** ***** greater ****** *** ********* for ******. ******* ****** may ****** ** "********* flights" (*.*. ********) **** open *** **********, ***** heavier ****** *** ******* only ** ****** ******************* ************ ** ********. Waivers *** *********** ********* for ************* ***** *** need ** ******* ******* these ********** (*.*., ****** safety ***********).

*********** **** ***** ********* penalties ** *** *** caught ******** *** ***********, such ** ****** ****** without ****-********* ******** ** night ** ********* ** the ***** ********, ***** include ********* ********** ** your **** *** ***********.

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

******** ***** ****** *** most ****** ** ******* only ** ***** ******** Class * ********, ***** is *** ******* ** air ******* *******, *** below *,***' ******** (** 700' ** ********* ** a ******* *******) ** rarely ***** * ******** (>700'), ****** ***** *** actually * ******** ***************.

***** ******, ******* *** traffic ******* ********* *** apply ** ****** ********* used ** ********** ******* and ****** **** ** airports *** ********.

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**** ******* **** ******* requirements ** ****** * drone ***** (*.*., ** least ** ***** ** age *** ****/*****/***** *******), as **** ** ************ for *********** *** ******** drone(s). *** ****** **** be ****** **** ***** FAA ** *** **********, similar ** **** *******:

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***** ********* ****** ** aware ** *** ******* impacts ***** *******, ** well ** **********. **** drones, ********* ** *** security ********, *** *** fully ************** *** ****** during ********* ******* ** even **** **** ******** may ***** ******. ************, low ************ *** *********** reduce ******* ****, ****** flight ******** **** ******** during **** *******.

********* *** **** ******** to **** *** ** read ***** (************** *********) and *** (******** ********* Forecast) *******, ******** ******* reports **** ** ********. Pilots *** *** *** under ******* ********** ***** in ***** *******, **** as **** *** ********** due ** ***, ****, or ****.

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**** ******* ****** ***** of ****** **** ******** used ** ***** *****, not ********* ********** ** security, **** ** *********** and *****-**** ******** ********, and **** ******* ** their *********** ***** ********* types ** ***** (*.*., carrying ******** ** ***** equipment). ******* *** ** important *** **** *********** security ************, **** ** drones ******** ********** ******* (e.g., ***** ** ********* sensors), *** ***** *** less ******.

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**** ** ********* ******** drone ********** ********* **** ******, including ****** ***********, ***** quality, ***/***** ************, *** more. ** *** **** specific *********** ** **** we ****** ****,***** **** *** ** **** in *** ********.

Comments (10)

***** ****! **** **** looking ******* ** ***** (and **********) ****-***** ********.

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* ****** *** *** part ***. * ***** to **** * ********* program ** * ***** college, *** *** *** absolutely **** *** **** with ****** *****. ***** has **** ***** ********* and ***** *** **** YouTube ****** ********* ** well. *** ****** ***** is ****** **** *** companies **** **** ***** a **** *** ********* the ********* **** **** such ** ****** *** others.

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****, **** *******, *** you ****** ************ *** any ******, ** *** you **** ***** ** take ** ** **** own?

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* *** * ***** (or **** ** *** FAA ***** **) * flew *** ***, *** when * ***** ** rep **** * ****** out *** *********** * surveillance ***** ************ *** drone ********* *********. * thought ******* ** ******* would ** * ********** endeavor, *** * ******* it ***.

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****** ****, * *** one ** *** **-**** "schools" *** ****** ****** the ****. * **** for ** *&* **** and ** * *** of **** ******* *** building ***********. ** **** comes ** ***** ** get ** ******** *** up-to-date ****** ***** ** a ****.

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******* *********** ** **** is ******** ******* ****** than ************ *** *****'* impact ** ****.

* *** * ***** of **** ***** ***** Part *** *** ****** a ***** *******.

* ****** * **** on ******, *** **** some **** *******, ***** with ******* ********* * had **** ******* ** around ******** *** ** own ************ ***** ***.

** ****'* *** ******* test / ******** ** the *****, *** *** easier **** ** ****.

**** ***** ****, ** you **** * ***** understanding ** ********, *******, basic ******* **********, *** can ***** ** **** charts, (*** * ****** common ***** *** ******** ability *****'* ****) **'* not ***** *********.

* ****** **** **/** with ***** *** ***** of ****** ******* *** studying, ******** *-* ***** per ***.

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

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*******. *** ** * sub **** ***** **** commercially ****** ** *** FAA? ** *** **** a *******?

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***, *** **** **** a ******* ** ******* it ************ ** ****** that ***** **** **** 250g *** ********** * category * ***** ** the ***.

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**** ** ****, **** to ***** ********.

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