North Dakota Drone Pilot Training and Part 107 Test Info

Find drone training North Dakota 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.

Drone with camera flying in blue sky of North Dakota.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 North Dakota:

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with a Major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations

This program prepares students for careers as pilots/operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The school has specialized facilities such as a Flight Simulator Lab and Frasca Helicopter FTD. Students will learn the operational and safety requirements necessary for flying UAS’s in the National Airspace System. In order to be accepted into this program, students must be able to prove US citizenship because some of the technologies that are involved fall under International Traffic in Arms Regulations.


Looking for drone pilot training in a different state? Check out the map on our drone pilot schools page.



North Dakota has been at the forefront of drone research for quite some time. Since 2006 the University of North Dakota has been a Department of Defense Center of Excellence for UAV Education; now known as The Center for UAS Research, Education and Training.

Together with Grand Forks AFB and the Fargo Air National Guard, which are both designated UAV bases, they carry on research and development with companies like Lockheed Martin, Frassca International, Inc., and Alion Science and Technology. There are a lot of opportunities for jobs as a drone operator, UAV, UAS or remote pilot in North Dakota.


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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