A Guide to Passing the FAA Remote Pilot Test

The popularity of drones in the United States as well as in other countries is on a rapid increase. Indeed, drones are now used in some applications which are categorized into recreational and nonrecreational (commercial) applications. In addition to that, the regulatory framework guiding the use of drones in the United States has gradually changed.

One of the most recent of these changes is the introduction of what is popularly known as Part 107 regulations which make it mandatory for those who fly their drones for commercial purposes to get certified.

Certification is received when commercial drone pilots take and pass the FAA remote pilot test also known as the FAA Airman/ Aeronautical Knowledge Test. It is important to note that drone pilots who strictly fly for recreational purposes do not require certification under Part 107.

This guide is meant to help prepare those planning on taking the FAA aeronautical knowledge test and to set them up to pass the test.

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A Guide to Drone Regulations in Selected European Countries

There is no denying that Europe is one of the smallest continents in the world. It is also home to some of the most breathtaking and memorable sites in the world including the Alps, Stonehenge and the Eiffel Tower among other attractions.

It is no wonder then that Europe is one of the most popular destinations for American tourists with up to 12.6 million Americans visiting the continent in 2015. Countries such as Spain, France, and the United Kingdom are ranked among the top ten tourism ready economies in the world.

Given the increasing popularity of drones, it comes as no surprise that more travelers are carrying their unmanned systems with them. While some carry them to capture the scenes and sites, others carry them for other professional purposes such as business, research, aerial photography and even film shooting. Continue reading

10 Of The Best Commercial Drone Pilot Training Institutions

In 2013, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International projected that drones would create at least 100,000 new jobs by the year 2025.

In 2016, the importance of drones to the economy of the United States was illustrated when new regulations were introduced allowing the commercial use of drones albeit under certain conditions.

Drones are used for a wide range of purposes and in a wide range of non-military industries. For example, in making deliveries, in the media industry, for scientific research/conservation, law enforcement, photography/film, utility industries, entertainment and also disaster management. Continue reading

Detailed How-To-Guide on Getting Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate

If you are familiar with the FAA certification and other aviation laws, you probably may have come across the term “Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate or Drone Permit”.

It has various names including, UAV certificate, drone permit, commercial drone license, drone license, and drone pilot license. Nevertheless, the correct term to be used is a Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC). It is a must-have for individuals who operate drones on a commercial scale of for state purposes. Continue reading

Are Ultralight Aircrafts Safe to Fly?

To the untrained eye, ultralight aircraft, with their small body and minimal construction can seem like a dangerous option for pilots.

There are plenty scare stories about how these seemingly flimsy planes are deathtraps that all respectable pilots should avoid.

However, many keen fliers insist that these machines don’t deserve their bad reputation as a dangerous craft. Many are keen to highlight that any blame for accidents lies with the pilot, not the plane. Continue reading

Here is the List of Popular Ultralight Aircraft

Popular Ultralight Aircraft

A microlight is a type of an aircraft designed to carry not more than two persons. Although the operating weight and speed differ depending on countries, the maximum take-off operating limit is 450kg in Europe.

There are several aircraft which qualifies as ultralights and this depends on their constructional design. In fact, with the advancement in technology, an ultra-light drone has recently been developed with a fixed wing and with a digitally stabilized HD camera. Keep on reading!

Europe is Going to Set Global Standards by Announcing Civil Drone Rules

Europe’s civil drone rules

As drones evolve from military to civilian use in Europe and more so the wider world, they are soon populating the airspace and as such, rules and regulations that govern their use must be formulated to regulate them.

Drones hold the promise of handling our everyday day operations without the intervention of humans.

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