FAA Webinar from the FAA Kevin Morris from 9/28/16

Very extensive overview of Part 107

UAS registration – 19:26

Commercial Use definition- 23:20

Remote Pilot Certificate Process- 34:24

14 CFR Part 107 Rules- 42: 52


As of June 21, 2016 the FAA released information regarding Part 107 and it’s contents.

Audio from the FAA Stakeholder’s Conference call

Here is the overview of the ruling set to be implemented within the next few months.

Main rules to consider:

  • Maximum altitude of 400 feet above ground level (AGL) or, if higher than 400 feet AGL, remain within 400 feet of a structure. (meaning if the cell tower is 1,000 ft AGL and you are within 400 ft from the structure you are allowed to operate at those altitudes taking consideration of the airspace)
  • Visual Observer (VO) is not required but allowed under Part 107
  • The operater is now called the Remote PIC (pilot in command) only one PIC at a time
  • Daylight operations, or Twilight  (30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset with appropriate anti-collision lighting)
  • Operation from a moving vehicle is allowed in “sparsely” populated areas
  • To qualify for a remote pilot certificate, a person must
    • Demonstrate aeronautical knowledge by either:
      •  Passing an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center
      •  Hold a part 61 pilot certificate other than student pilot, complete a flight review within the previous 24 months, and complete a small UAS online training course provided by the FAA
    • Be vetted by TSA
    • Be 16+ years old
  • No airworthiness certification is required, the Remote PIC must conduct a pre-flight check to ensure the UAS is safe to operate

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Here are the 696 locations that will be administering the Part 107 Knowledge Test


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