Colorado Drone Pilot Training and Part 107 Test Info
Find drone training Colorado plus all the information that you need to get your Remote Pilot Certificate aka Drone License and fly drones commercially. The future is bright for the Unmanned Aircraft System industry as the demand for commercial drone pilots increases.
On June 21, 2016, the FAA released its long awaited Part 107 to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14CFR). These rules allow small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) which are under 55 lbs to be flown commercially in the National Airspace System. On August 29, 2016 the new Part 107 rules became effective and you are now required to get a Remote Pilot Certificate with a small UAS Rating in order to legally fly drones for commercial or business purposes. To get this certificate, you must PASS the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot aeronautical knowledge test.
Click here to find an FAA Part 107 test center location.
Please note: If you already have a Part 61 pilot certificate, you may only be required to take the online training course Part 107 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)ALC-451. All others can use this online course as a practice test.
To apply for your Remote Pilot Certificate aka drone license after passing the Part 107 knowledge test, click through to How Do I Become A Drone Pilot for your next steps.
Part 107 Knowledge Test Study Guide
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a free Study Guide to help prepare you to take the Remote Pilot Certificate with an sUAS Rating Airman Knowledge Test. To download your free copy, click here.
Drone Training in Colorado:
Aeon Unmanned offers the following test prep courses which are offered monthly:
1) 2-day course: AU 100: Part 107 Test Prep Course ($699)
This is a two day lecture series that will prepare you to take the Part 107 test. The course includes a reserved seat to take the test at an FAA approved testing facility as well as membership in the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) for one year.
2) 5-day course: AU 107: Part 107 Test Prep & Flight Course ($1399)
This course includes everything in the 2-day course above plus two days of basic drone flying skills. Students will also receive a Certificate of Training: Part 107 Academy which can be used to potentially save you money on insurance premiums when presented to your insurance agent as proof of drone training.
Aeon Unmanned’s Test Success Promise: If you don’t pass the FAA Part 107 exam during the course, they will pay your $150 exam fee to retake the test within 30 days.
Aeon Unmanned also offers a one day Part 107 Re-certification Course ($199) which will prepare you for the test to renew your Part 107 certification which expires every 2 years.
Also, there is a discounted fee for military and public service members.
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3 options of FAA Test Prep & Drone Training Courses:
1) 2-Day Drone Training and FAA Part 107 Test Prep ($479)
This includes 16 hours of training by an FAA certified pilot to learn everything you need to know to pass the Part 107 exam. Hands-on flight training with a training drone is also included. Also, receive a 6-month membership to Colorado Aerial Providers Job Network and discounts on drone equipment.
2) 2-Hour Hands-On Flight Training ($199)
These sessions are by appointment with an FAA certified commercial drone operator.
3) Online Part 107 Test Prep ($229)
Learn at your own pace and schedule with this course. Includes comprehensive instructions, guides, images, graphs and illustrations.
Ongoing support is available.
Telos Aerial also offers custom courses for either one-on-one training or corporate groups.
Looking for drone pilot training in a different state? Check out the map on our drone pilot schools page.
Part 107 Highlights:
- You must be at least 16 years old.
- You must hold a Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small UAS Rating or be supervised directly by someone who does have this certificate.
- The drone must not weigh more than 55 lbs including any attached cargo.
- The UAS is not allowed to fly higher than 400 feet above the ground.
- The maximum speed allowed for the drone is 100 mph.
- The UAS needs to always be within the pilot’s line of sight without binoculars.Operation of the UAS is limited to daylight hours and during twilight hours only if the drone has anti-collision lights.
- You are not allowed to fly the drone over people who are not directly involved in the UAS operation.
- If the FAA requests your drone for inspection or testing, it must be made available with all records that are required under the new rule.
- Any UAS operation that causes a serious injury, loss of consciousness or property damage (not to the UAS) of at least $500 must be reported within 10 days to the FAA.
You can read the Summary of Part 107.
Read the complete Small UAS Rule here.
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