UAS FAR §107 FAA Drone Exam Preparation
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UAS FAR §107 FAA Drone Exam Preparation

Prepare to pass the FAA knowledge test for UAS Remote Pilot Certification (RPC)
3.9 (268 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
870 students enrolled
Created by Tim Trott
Last updated 5/2020
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Price: $54.99
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 41 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The goal of this course is to help the student gain an understanding of the 12 areas of knowledge listed in 14 CFR 107.73
  • Return to this course to review for the required renewal testing every 24 months.
  • Upon completion of this course and review of the supplemental resources the student should have no problem passing the FAA Remote Pilot exam.
  • The FAA indicates it could take up to 20 hours of study to adequately prepare for the RPC exam. Review the resource materials carefully. The download or purchase the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge is strongly recommended.
  • The information is here. Your success depends on how well you make use of what is provided.
  • Only basic math skills will be necessary for completing this course.

You want fly your drone commercially or for public safety. Now you can, by passing the FAA's Remote Pilot Certification exam. The Drone Professor's video lessons can help you get there.  In all, almost 1,000 students studied my courses.

What you get out of this course totally depends on the effort and attention you put into it. It's designed to teach you what you need to know, in the shortest time.  It's all about safety and safety is serious business. It's not really meant to be entertaining.

I am a Part §107 certified drone pilot. I passed the exam on the first hour of the first day it was offered. I teach in terms YOU can understand and relate to. I teach understanding, because understanding is the key to knowledge, and knowledge is the foundation of safety.  I'm certified as a Public Safety instructor by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and I passed the FAA's Fundamentals of Instruction exam as well.  

This is an accelerated course, designed to give you the maximum training in the minimum time.

Because of my unique background and the way I write my courses, my students are better prepared to score high on FAA exams.  Your goal is to understand what you need to know to pass the FAA exam.  This course represents your good investment toward that goal.

The Course:

The FAA lists twelve specific subject areas which the UAV operator should know to prepare for the Remote Pilot Certification exam, as described in section §107.73  for “initial and recurrent knowledge tests” and in FAA-S-ACS-10, the Remote Pilot Small UAS Airman Certification Standards.

  • (1) applicable regulations relating to small UAS rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation;   

  • (2) airspace classification and operating requirements, obstacle clearance requirements,  flight restrictions affecting small UAS operation;   

  • (3) official sources of weather and effects of weather on small UAS performance;   

  • (4) small UAS loading and performance;   

  • (5) emergency procedures; 

  • (6) crew resource management;     

  • (7) radio communication procedures;   

  • (8) determining the performance of small UAS;   

  • (9) physiological effects of drugs and alcohol;     

  • (10) aeronautical decision-making and judgment 

  • (11) airport operations

  • (12) maintenance and inspection procedures

Those are the areas covered in this training course.

The FAA does not certify drone training courses and does not provide schools with actual test questions. Their goal, and mine, is for you to understand the material, not memorize answers. Please note, however, while the course materials are based on the FAR §107  knowledge testing requirements and the FAA Remote Pilot ACS, the Airman Certification Standards for the UAS exam. The FAA does not provide test questions to instructors, no matter what some may imply.  When my students report what they missed, I revise and update my courses to put more emphasis on those areas.

OVER 850 STUDENTS HAVE ENROLLED IN THIS COURSE. New quizzes and sample tests have been added. Videos are continually updated and revised.

Student comments:

  • "Tested yesterday, received a 93." (Ammon Hontz)

  • “I used this course and read the supporting documentation and passed the test. I studied for about 4 days and watched each video at least twice, some more. Great course!!” (Steven)

  • "...let me compliment you for your excellent course for sharing so much practical information for someone "in the know!"  As you mentioned, some of your questions go beyond the typical canned questions used by many other test prep exercises and really demonstrate your thorough yet practical factors to best learn the material." (Michael)

  • "Tim Trott does a wonderful job of explaining this course and how you should use it." (Will G.)

  • "Great course to help prepare you for the FAA test! I passed my test on the first try thanks to this course and other material. Thank you again! " (Steve)

  •  "Great News! I took the test and got a 92. I have been telling all to use your course. It is under priced and worth 5 times the cost. Best deal on the market. Coupled with your e-book it is a shoe-in for a pass. Thanks!!!" (Gary)

  • "I passed the part 107 test on August 30 with a score of 88. Thanks again for a great course!" (Patrick)

  • "...just watched your course twice and scored an 88% on the test. I've taken many aviation related courses and seminars, your was presented professionally and had a good cadence." (Grant)

  • "Comparable courses I've seen are running in the $200-$400 range, making your course a tremendous bargain." (Pat)

  • "I passed the FAA remote airman's certification on the first try. Honestly I felt like I was over prepared. ...Thanks so much for making [this course] available." (Gary)

  • "Thank you for providing this training. The sheer bulk of information is staggering." (Tom)

  • "I passed on the first try. " (Richard)

Who this course is for:
  • This course is intended for those who wish to earn the Remote Pilot Certificatoin for commercial operation of small UAVs in the National Airspace. This course may be be useful to hobby and recreational drone operators wishing to expand their basic understanding of UAS operations.
  • Those whose only interest in UAVs is for hobby activities and do not intend to sell any services using their drone (including "free" photos for real estate) do not need FAA Remote Pilot Certirfication.
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 02:40:55
+ Introduction to UAS Operations: Preparing for the anticipated UAS Operator Test.
1 lecture 11:58

This introduction reviews the instructor's background and qualifications as well as providing an outline of the areas to be covered in the training course.

This compact but easy-to-follow course takes a around two hours to complete, and is complimented by download resource materials for additional study.

You should not expect to watch this video course and immediately pass the FAA exam any more than you can watch a James Bond movie and expect to go to work for the CIA. The FAA exam is designed to test understanding, not memorization. The FAA has stated that it should take 10 to 20 hours of study to gain the knowledge necessary to pass the Remote Pilot Certification (UAG) exam and safely operate a UAV. This video course comprises the first two hours of that study.   You can't ride a bike by reading a book and you can't learn how to read aeronautical charts or METARS without just doing it more than once. Understanding requires study. We're here to get you started in the right direction with just the right amount of guidance.  By focusing your attention on the most important parts this course could help you reduce that study time to 10 hours.

The student should download the indicated resources here or through FAA.GOV or purchase hard-copy versions online or at a local flight training center or book store.

The bottom line is that, with almost 1000 trained, our students report passing the exam with an average grade better than 88%.

The 14CFR §107 includes a requirement for initial and periodic recurrent (24 month) testing for Remote Pilot Certification (RPC). While this course is in no way represented as an "official" FAA training course, the materials presented include twelve areas listed in §107.73, with a sample test to measure the student's understanding of the materials presented. This course material is based on the most recent Airman Certification Standards (FAA in FAA-S-ACS-10) published by the FAA, and includes the listed resources for extended study. The FAA's sample test is also provided.

Every effort has been made to provide correct information, and the course material is continually revised and updated in an effort to stay current with changes and adjustments from the FAA. References and sources are cited within the training material.

This course is designed for first time pilots.

Pay particular attention to the Remote Pilot Knowledge Test Guide in the Downloadable Materials

Preview 11:58
+ 01-Applicable FAA Regulations
2 lectures 28:13

We will cover the sUAS restrictions and requirements, registration, defining Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) and mobile Apps to aid the UAS operator. This is a long section but regulations will comprise between 15 to 25% of the RPC exam.

Charts added.

Revised (updated) 7/16/19 

Preview 19:11
FAA Regulations part 2
Applicable UAS Regulations
8 questions
+ 02-Airspace Classifications and Operating Requirements
1 lecture 11:30

Revised (updated) 7/16/19 - New rules, more detail.

We will differentiate airspace classifications ( A, B, C D, E and G), define AGL and MSL, and discuss minimum safe altitudes for manned aircraft. Airspace questions will comprise 8 to 15% of the RPC exam.

We also cover aeronautical maps. If you viewed this lesson before it would be good to view the updated version for the additional material you will need for the FAA test.


Please refer to the charts and figures in the Testing Supplement, FAA-CT-880-2G, which can be downloaded in the resources for this course or from FAA.GOV, or purchased online, at book stores or local flight schools. 

Airspace Classification
4 questions
+ 03- Official Sources of Weather and Effects of Weather on Small UAS Performance
2 lectures 21:20

This section covers sources of aviation weather information, the various sources and report types (TAF, TISB, METAR) along with a discussion of wind conditions including low level wind shear. We will also cover how to "decode" TAF and METAR reports. Weather is expected to be 11 to 16% of the exam.

Updated, revised 2/15/17

Part 1:

03-Official Sources and Effects of Weather Part 1

Sources of Weather Part 2

Sources of Weather Part 2
Official  Sources of  Weather
Official Sources of Weather
8 questions
+ 04 Small UAS Loading and Performance
1 lecture 04:42

Weight and Balance applies to any aircraft, and we will explain how it affects a small UAS, particularly a multirotor such as a quadcopter. Loading and Performance will be the subject of between 7 and 11% of the test.

Revised (updated) 2/21/17

04 Small UAS Loading and Performance
Small UAS Loading and Performance
4 questions
+ 05-Emergency Procedures
1 lecture 07:44

In this section we will discuss response to emergency situations, reporting requirements and related issues.

05 Emergency Procedures and Accident Reporting
Emergency Procedures
5 questions
+ 06-Crew Resource Managment
1 lecture 03:52

We will review the duties of the member of a typical UAS crew, including the PIC (Pilot In Command) and the Visual Observer as they relate to FAA requirements. Other new material and practice questions added.

Revised/updated 2/21/17

06-Crew Reource Management
Crew Resource Management
4 questions
+ 07-Radio Communications Procedures
1 lecture 13:02

The student will learn to apply the Phonetic Code, correct radio UAS radio procedures and other communications issues.

Revised/updated 2/21/17

Radio Communication
4 questions
+ 08-Determining Performance of Small UAS
1 lecture 03:03

This section goes beyond weight and balance to the effects of temperature and air density on the performance of a small UAV.

08-Determining UAS Performance
Determining UAS Performance
4 questions
+ 09-Physiological Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
1 lecture 04:19

Every pilot needs to be aware of the serious dangers presented by alcohol and drug use.

Revised/updated 2/21/17

09-Drugs And Alcohol
Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
4 questions