Florida Drone Pilot Training and Part 107 Test Info
Find drone training Florida plus all the information that you need to get your Remote Pilot Certificate aka Drone License and fly drones commercially in Florida. 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.
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Drone Training in Florida:
Drone Training School USA
Orlando and Miami, FL
This 1-day course (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) will provide you with all the information that you need to take the Part 107 test. It includes classroom instruction, practice tests and 1 hour of hands-on flight training.
Note: Check the website for specific dates and locations.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
This is an online 4-week long continuing education course that is designed for public safety organizations like law enforcement, fire departments and EMS that utilize unmanned aerial systems.
The course will include identifying specific agency requirements, analyzing the cost benefit of using drones, the components necessary in an unmanned aerial systems unit for Public Safety entities as well as regulatory compliance, community involvement, standard operating procedures and certificates of authorization.
The cost is $399.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL
There are only a few universities in the U.S.A. that offer a bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Embry-Riddle offers this degree in both their Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, AZ campuses.
This bachelor’s degree provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of fields as sensor operators, ground technicians, mission planners and as UAS pilots.
Topics of study include data collection, hazardous operations, surveillance, FAA regulations and engineering.
Students are provided with simulator and hands-on flight training as well as the opportunity for internship programs.
There is also a Radio Controlled Aircraft Club that students can join plus opportunities for industry-hosted Unmanned Aircraft Systems competitions.
Unmanned Vehicle University
This UAV Pilot Training Program is made up of 3 phases. The first 2 phases you can complete at home and the third phase which consists of two days of hands on flight training is taught at their flight school. After successfully completing the program, students will receive their UAV Pilot Certificate which will indicate 10 hours of simulator, 16 hours of ground school and 16 hours of flight training.
Looking for drone pilot training in a different state? Check out the map on our drone pilot schools page.
Since the FAA released their updated rules, drone training will play an important part in preparing you to meet the new requirements and land a UAV job as a drone operator, UAV, UAS or drone pilot in Florida.
There are many industries in Florida looking forward to implementing Unmanned Aircraft Systems such as surveying, power line inspections, wildlife management and search & rescue to name just a few.
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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