Nebraska Drone Pilot Training and Part 107 Test Info
Find drone training Nebraska 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 Nebraska:
Metropolitan Community College
Workforce Innovation Division
This course will give students a basic introduction to the FAA rules and regulations as well as hands-on flight instruction navigating a drone through an indoor obstacle training course. MCC will provide students with the DJI Phantom and Mavic Series sUAS for the course.
This course is a continuation of the Intro to Drone Pilot Training class and it provides more in-depth training on the topics needed to pass the Part 107 exam. Included in the course are three practice Part 107 exams and you get to navigate drones through an indoor obstacle training course. DJI Phantom and Mavic Series sUAS are provided for the class. Course prerequisite: Intro to Drone Pilot Training plus you must meet the FAA requirements for the Part 107 exam.
How to Fly a Drone – $160
This course provides beginners and intermediate drone pilots with hands-on instruction for basic and intermediate drone maneuvers.
Students can bring their own drones or MCC will provide a DJI Phantom Pro 4, DJI Mavic Pro for the class. Prerequisite is completion of Intro to Drone Pilot Training.
University of Nebraska Omaha
This Bachelor of Science in Aviation with a concentration in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is designed for students who want to work in UAS Operations. Students will learn the skills to manage a full operation and analyze the data and images collected from drones.
Looking for drone pilot training in a different state? Check out the map on our drone pilot schools page.
Nebraska is home to the Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems (NIMBUS) lab which is located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was created to research and develop different types of uses for more efficient UAVs.
One of their projects is a device that gets attached to a drone to help fight wildfires. It is something similar to aerial ignition, a technique used to control wildfires, but on a much smaller scale.
The researchers at the NIMBUS lab are working on the drones of the future and some of their other projects include automated extraction of system specifications, underwater robots, sensor networks and extended flying autonomy.
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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