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Part 107 Drone Test Prep at Lone Star

sUAS Drone

The  FAA has adopted specific rules to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in the National Airspace System for purposes other than hobby or recreation  The rules are specified in the Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 107, "Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems."  Part 107 Addresses sUAS classification, certification, and operational limitations and applies to the operation of certain civil small unmanned aircraft within the NAS. Except for certain excluded aircraft operations, any aircraft that meets the criteria below is considered a small unmanned aircraft.

  • Weigh less than 55 pounds (25 kg), including everything that is on board or otherwise attached to the aircraft.
  • Are operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.

 

What You Need to Know

Persons operating a sUAS for commercial use must pass the Airman Written Knowledge Test identified by the FAA and PSI/Lasergrade as the UAG (Unmanned Aircraft - General)  The test consists of 60 questions, you must be 14 years of age to take the two hour test and pass with 70% or better.  This test requires NO instructor endorsement or any other form of written authorization.  

An applicant must wait 14 days after failure to retest. Again, NO instructor endorsement is required, but you must present the original failed AKTR (Airman Knowledge Test Report) to retest.  

sUAS Test Prep Course

Lone Star Flight Training offers a six hour test prep course for the UAG.  The course is offered in two hour increments and scheduled any day of the week. Each session is 2 hours in duration. The classes are conducted individually or in small groups.  Why is this class better than on on-line course?  Because you can't ask a video a question.  

The cost to register for the course is $275 per person. Classes can be for the individual or a limited class size. Included in our course is the use of our prepware to take practice tests to test your knowledge. We will also assist you with registering your test results with IACRA.  

The UAG test is $150.00 and can be taken here in our FAA/PSI Test Center. 

Ask about our Corporate discount rates for three or more persons within the same company. 

What do I need to Know?

Our six hour sUAS course draws from our experience as flight instructors and our own Part 107 certification Many of the questions on the UAG (Unmanned Aircraft General-Small) AWKT are compliant with FARs(Federal Aviation Regulations) used in general aviation.and are addressed in Part 107

These include:

  • Preflight
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Operating Limitations
  • Right of Way
  • Waivers
  • National Airspace System
  • Topography
  • Airport Operations
  • Weather and Briefings
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Physiology

Sample Questions

*An ATC radar facility issues the following advisory to a pilot flying on a heading of 90°: "UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS 3 O'CLOCK, 2 MILES,WESTBOUND..." Where should the Remote PIC (also visual observer and crew, if applicable) look for this traffic n reference to the UA?

*What would decrease the stability of an air mass?

*Refer to Appendix A Figure 23 area 3.  What is the height of the lighted obstacle approximately 6 nautical miles southwest of Savannah International?

*Refer to Appendix A, Figure 74, area 6.  What airspace is Hayward Executive in?

*How would high density altitude affect the performance of a small unmanned aircraft?

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