We’ve been partners with the folks at Drone Pilot Ground School for a while now, naming them our favorite training company for drone Part 107 training. The class is usually $299, but you can get it for just $192 right now, in celebration of their five year anniversary.
Congrats to Drone Pilot Ground School, of course, and a big thanks to them for helping us all save some money on the journey to our drone piloting career. Act fast, the deal is for this weekend only, ending October 13th, 2019.
Why do I need Part 107 training?
If you have a drone and you plan to fly for pay, or in any way to be compensated for your efforts in the sky, that is a commercial operation. That’s right, the FAA is very clear about this, you are either flying for fun or you are flying for pay. Even flying for fun and then uploading your video to YouTube to collect ad revenue is a commercial operation in the FAA’s books. In order to pilot a drone for commercial operations, you need to first obtain your Part 107 certification. That’s why you need to consider this class.
It is true, you can read through the info provided by the FAA to self-study for the exam, many have, but there is little compromise for learning from someone that has been there and passed the test. The folks at Drone Pilot Ground School have been there. As have we, mind you, but they offer more than just some thoughts and simple guidance, their program goes beyond the test, helping you to become not just a certified pilot, but a competent pilot as well.
Drone Pilot Ground School
The folks at UAV Coach have a full class dedicated to helping you prepare for the FAA's Part 107 certification exam. More than that, you gain access to ongoing drone topics so that you can be more than just certified, they're hoping to add the word "qualified" to your drone resume.
In order to use your drone to make money in the United States, that includes drone deliveries, mapping and inspection services, as well as charging money for the photos and video you capture from the sky, you need your remote pilot certificate. Passing the Part 107 exam is the way to get this certification. You can self-train for the test, or you can benefit from a team of professionals that can help you understand the topics and the philosophy of a safe drone flight, the choice is yours, but the Drone Pilot Ground School team is here when you're ready.
The Drone Pilot Ground School Part 107 class runs for $299, including online training and access to the community and resources well beyond the completion of your exam.
Fort those that are not looking to fly for pay, we have some basic training material to help you become a safe pilot, but you do not have to pass any tests at this time. You do need to register your drone with the FAA before you can fly, and obtain authorization if flying in controlled airspace, but no tests, yet.
- FAA drone registration
- FAA airspace authorization via LAANC
- New drone, things to know
- FAA drone rules explained Part 1
- FAA drone rules explained Part 2
- What to expect at a Part 107 class
Now that you’re getting legal, need a new drone?