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NVBAA’s Part 107 Training Program includes drone flight training sessions

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) also referred to as drones, are bringing vast innovations and creating many job opportunities and careers. NVBAA, Reno Air Races and GRADD have 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 of Part 107 pilots will provide expert guidance along the way to help you with your FAA Part 107 test preparations, exam registration, and the process for successfully obtaining your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification.

Testimonial from Jason (drone pilot), one of the students in our summer 2020 FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot training class!

To anyone considering taking this course to get ready for the Part 107 exam, DO IT! Jason D. Part 107 Pilot

My name is Jason, and like many others I lost my job due to Covid. After some reflection I came to the sobering reality that my job may not return for a long time. I started looking at other options and came across the idea of becoming a drone pilot. After searching for the greater part of a week I was not satisfied with the part 107 prep courses I had found. I made one last search under the term "702 Drones" and came across the NVBAA website.
Thanks to the great material and support offered, I was able to take the FAA Part 107 exam roughly 1 month after joining the course and passed with an 88% score!

After passing the exam on July 31st, I landed my first paying job on August 21st!

Although this course can be challenging at times, I was constantly able to seek ​​​​​​​help from Reza, Ben, and others in the course. 

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

  1. Applicable regulations relating to small Unmanned Aircraft System rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation
  2. Airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation
  3. Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance
  4. Small unmanned aircraft loading and performance
  5. Emergency procedures
  6. Crew resource management
  7. Radio communication procedures
  8. Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft
  9. Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol
  10. Aeronautical decision-making and judgment
  11. Airport operations
  12. Maintenance and pre-flight inspection procedures
  13. 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.

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Must be a high school student, a high school teacher/admin, a military veteran or a public safety officer.

Must have career interest in aviation, aerospace or UAS and be considering a career or post-secondary studies in these industries.

Maintain high attendance during the 2-month 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 PT.

The weekly training calls are a great opportunity 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 31 question interactive quiz using the Kahoot app.

We also conduct outdoor drone flight training sessions about once a month. These sessions are free and open to all active learners in the NVBAA Part 107 Training program.

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