CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION: Article up to date April 13, 2021.
The solely new privilege tied to the brand new Part 107 take a look at and coaching after 4/6 is Operation at Night. Current Part 107 holders could Operate Over People and Moving Vehicles in accordance with the rule routinely after 4/21/21, when the rule goes into impact. Call 844-FLY-MY-UA or electronic mail the FAA for extra data.
The FAA is providing a selected drone coaching program for Part 107 on-line—free of charge.
The federal company has introduced present pilots who maintain Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification can full coaching programs that may replace their data of the Flight at Night rule set to take impact April 21.
Using the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) web site, present 107 pilots can entry three programs:
Drone pilots who don’t at the moment maintain the Part 107 certification should nonetheless take the fee-based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test on-line by way of an agency-approved Knowledge Testing Center which can be scheduled on the Airman Certificate Testing Service (ACTS) web site.
By passing the take a look at, Part 107 drone pilots will likely be permitted to function drones over individuals, over shifting automobiles and at evening with no waiver beneath sure circumstances.
“The FAA will settle for airspace authorization requests from distant pilots to function in managed airspace at evening so long as they’ve accomplished the up to date testing or coaching necessities,” an company assertion famous.
“The FAA is anticipating a rise in visitors to the FAASTeam website with the discharge of this coaching. As such, distant pilots could expertise technical difficulties whereas accessing the web programs and are inspired to entry the coaching exterior of standard enterprise days.”
For extra data, name 844-FLY-MY-UA or electronic mail the FAA.