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In-depth drone pilot training

Prepare for the FAA Part 107 exam — and more.

Your journey to a successful drone business starts here, with a comprehensive study of the many facets of commercial drone operations. Learn about the science and history of drones, aviation weather, safety procedures, risk management, and FAA regulations for drones as you prepare for your Part 107 examination. Check out the knowledge tree below for details.

Drone science and engineering

Definition and history of drones

–   What is a drone?

–   Drone engineering

–   A history of drones

The science behind drone flight

–   Basic physics of drones

–   How drones fly

–   Control theory and autonomous flights

Optimization of design

–   Optimizing flight with improved balance

–   Getting the right weight distribution in a drone

–   Heavy lift capabilities in multi-rotors

Weather and safety

Weather theory and performance

–   Effect of the atmosphere on flight

–   Atmospheric stability, clouds and thunderstorms

–   Autonomous light swarms

Forecasts and safety procedures

–  Understanding METARs and TAFs

–  Integrating weather data for better operations

–  UAV procedures

Managing risk in aviation

–   What is aeronautical decision making?

–   Managing risk in drone operations

–   How pilots train for aeronautical decision making


The FAA and drones

–   The role of the FAA

–   Future expectations for UAV operations

National Airspace System

–   Understanding the National Airspace System

–   Integrating drones into the National AIrspace

–   Point-to-point autonomous aviation


–   Overview of FARs

–   What is the FAA Remote ID?

–   Examples of FARs and other advisories

FAA Part 107

–   FAA Part 107 examination

–   Top 10 questions about FAA Part 107