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Remote Pilot Test Prep at Lone Star

Coming Soon Distance Learning via ZOOM for Remote Pilot Test Prep 

Remote Pilot Test Prep Course

Lone Star Flight Training offers a six hour test prep course for the UAG Airman Knowledge Test.  The course is offered 6 days a week, Monday thru Saturday. This program is presented in three sessions each session is 2 hours in duration. The classes are conducted individually or in small groups.  For groups of 5 or more we can arrange for a full day presentation at our  location or yours.  Compensation for travel will be extra. 

The cost to register for the course is $275 per person. Classes can be for a single person or multiple persons in a class.  Please see our drop down box on the purchase page which reflect discounted pricing for larger groups. Please call us to schedule your classes at 832-721-3158

Why is this class better than on on-line course? Because you can't ask a video a question or clarify a concept.  

Robert Cunningham is a Certified Flight Instructor with 25 years of flying experience. He also is a certificated Remote Pilot.  He has presented seminars for companies including oil industry related, engineering firms, law enforcement agencies and other private industries such as recreation, roofing and real estate. 

Included in our course is the opportunity to use of the prepware at our location to take practice tests to test your knowledge. 

Purchase your Remote Pilot Test Prep Course here: 

http://www.flyinhouston.com/ecommerce/remote-pilot-test-prep-program.html

How to Schedule your test

The UAG test is $160.00 and can be taken in our FAA/PSI Test Center. Please go to PSI True Talent to schedule. https://faa.psiexams.com/faa/login  By entering our ZIP code 77303 our Lone Star Testing location will come to the top of the page.  Select a date and time block to schedule your test and proceed to purchase your test. Read the fine print on these pages for instructions regarding arrival time, acceptable materials to take into the testing room, etc. Failure to arrive with the required 15 minute window will exclude you from taking the test. 

You will need to obtain a FTN from IACRA to register yourself with PSI Exams. https://iacra.faa.gov/IACRA/Default.aspx.  Click on Register and then Applicant.  You will set your Username and Password for IACRA in this system.

What You Need to Know

Persons operating a sUAS for commercial use must pass the Airman Knowledge Test identified by the FAA and PSI  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.  

 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 is covered on the Remote Pilot Test?

The questions on the UAG (Unmanned Aircraft General-Small) AKT 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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Recurrent Testing Began in June 2018

Persons who hold a sUAS certificate must renew their certificate every two years.  This renewal test is called the UGR or Unmanned General Recurrent.

It is 40 questions, you must be 16 years of age to take the test. You are allowed 1.5 hours to complete the test and a passing score is 70% or better.

To take this exam you must present current and valid ID and your FAA issued sUAS license with your 7 digit certificate number.