Ohio Drone Pilot Training and Part 107 Test Info

Find drone training Ohio 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 pilot flying a drone in Ohio.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 Ohio:

Sinclair Community College
Dayton, Ohio

Certificate in Unmanned Aerial Systems

The college’s National UAS Training Certification Center provides students with a state of the art facility focused on research, development, simulator training, sensors, avionics, maintenance of UAS’s and much more. This facility is the first in Ohio where drones can be designed, built and tested in one location.

The course work is focused on non-military UAS vehicle and sensor technologies.


Flamingo Air
Cincinnati, OH

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Drone Training

Flamingo Air’s Worker Bee Drone Training Program offers 3 options of drone training courses:

1) Worker Bee Professional Course – ($4200)

This is a 6 day certification program that includes basic and advanced theory, tools & troubleshooting, maintenance and a day to build a DJI drone.

There is also a day dedicated to Part 107 test prep.

2) Worker Bee Test Prep and Flight Training Program – ($1495)

This is a 2-day course that covers regulations, airspace classification, weather, loading & performance and other topics to help you pass the Part 107 test.

The course also includes hands-on drone flight training, a Certificate of Completion and the required FAA Aeronautical Knowledge test. This Part 107 test must be taken at the Flamingo Air Test Center.

3) Worker Bee Test Prep Class – ($525)

This course covers all the areas in the above training to help you be fully prepared to take the Part 107 exam.
The course also includes a Certificate of Completion and the required FAA Aeronautical Knowledge test which must be taken at the Flamingo Air Test Center.

Worker Bee Recurrent Test Prep Class – ($300)

If you are a FAA Certified Remote Pilot with a UAS rating, you must renew your certificate every 2 years. When your certificate expires, you cannot fly your drone as a commercial drone pilot until it is renewed.

This class includes any new changes to the FAA UAS regulations including any updates to the material that is on the recurrent test.

This 4-hour class includes the $150.00 cost of the UGR – FAA Recurrent exam.


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



The strong aviation industry in Ohio makes it a natural fit for the evolving Unmanned Aircraft System market. From everything to do with research and development, manufacturing and testing as well as UAS pilot training, Ohio is in the forefront.

The Dayton region in particular is very involved in this multi-billion-dollar industry. In fact, the Wright Brothers who invented manned flight were originally from Dayton.


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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