NVBAA Next Generation Drone Pilots Program
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) also referred to as drones, are bringing vast innovations and creating many job opportunities, and careers. NVBAA has long recognized and worked towards supporting STEM education and workforce training pipelines for the aviation industry. Participants in this program will receive industry-leading instruction for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam preparation, as well as learn how drones are used in commercial applications. NVBAA’s team will provide expert guidance on the process of Part 107 test preparations, exam registration, and the process for achieving your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification.
What is the FAA Part 107 Exam?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all drone pilots who intend to fly for work, business, or commercial reasons, to pass a Knowledge Test, also known as the Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.
Training Topics to be Covered
- Applicable regulations relating to small Unmanned Aircraft System rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation
- Airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation
- Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance
- Small unmanned aircraft loading and performance
- Emergency procedures
- Crew resource management
- Radio communication procedures
- Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft
- Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol
- Aeronautical decision-making and judgment
- Airport operations
- Maintenance and pre-flight inspection procedures
- Commercial applications of sUAS
FAA: To become a drone pilot you must
Be at least 16 years old
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English (exceptions may be made if the person is unable to meet one of these requirements for a medical reason, such as hearing impairment).
Be in a physical and mental condition to safely operate a small UAS.
Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center.
NVBAA FREE Part 107 Training
Must be a student and at least 16 years of age, a Nevada educator, or a military veteran.
Must have career interest in aviation, aerospace or UAS and be considering a career or post-secondary studies in these industries.
Complete the online course within the Maintain high attendance during the 8-week program; as attendance will be paramount to passing the Part 107 examination. Participate in more than 50% of weekly training calls.
Weekly Part 107 Training Calls
We provide weekly training calls every Saturday from 9-10 am.
The weekly training calls are a great chance for students to review training materials, and take a deep dive into subjects such as aviation weather information and aeronautical charts. Each weekly call includes a real-time quiz using the Kahoot app.
We also conduct drone flight training sessions about once a month. These sessions are free and open to all active students in the NVBAA Part 107 Training program.
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