Anyone have their commercial license? What do you use it for?
Question for you with the 107, how difficult was it to prepare and take the test? I am looking to get mine, but coming in with virtually no knowledge at all. I already took the ALC-451, the majority of which was common sense so was easy to pass. But, I am sure the 107 will be considerably more involved.
I downloaded Prepware Remote Pilot for my phone. I found that to be an incredibly useful app to study for the test.
I took this shot today while working. Thought this view was more interesting that the wind damaged roof I was inspected.
Last edited by Volkl; 03-19-2019 at 04:26 PM.
Thanks, I just took a practice test at Kingschools.com and scored 55%..... not great, but not terrible considering. It also gives me an idea of what areas I need to focus on with studying (mostly interpreting the maps / weather reports). Will take a look into that app for studying, I installed "UAS 107" but it's not that helpful for studying, just appears to give you questions but no explanation of what you are actually learning. So, it's essentially guesswork on the answers.
Some good free info, also has some paid content, but i like his practice test, gives you an idea where you need to study.
If you want something more structured but not as expensive as community college (mine was $500) this is cheaper and i know one person that used this: https://www.dronepilotgroundschool.com/
More free practice tests: https://3dr.com/faa/
There's a lot of good info out there, the hardest part was learning to read weather reports and aerial charts, but i imagine if you found a good youtube video explaining them, it's not that hard. Also, when taking the exam they give you a manual with reference material, when you take the exam there are a TON of answers, or helpful hints, within the manual's index, and keys. i basically improved my score by a few questions just because i realized there was so much info in that section of the manual.
signatures are annoying, right?
FAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flig...g-complete.pdf
AC-006B "Aviation Weather" (this teaches about weather and atmosphere, not weather reports): https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/...r/AC_00-6B.pdf
AC-00-45H "Aviation Weather Services" (this teaches about all weather reports, not atmospheric theory): https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/.../AC_00-45H.pdf
"Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge" (PHAK, this is the foundation of everything, you'll need Chapter 15, Airspace): https://www.faa.gov/regulations_poli...aviation/phak/
Here's the Part 107 (SUAS) Initial Course on faasafety.gov: https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/...g.aspx?cID=451 Set up an account, take the course (it's free).
Federal Aviation Regulations (14CFR): https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-id...cfrv2_02.tpl#0
The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM): https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publ...-3_2-28-19.pdf