The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has partnered with the Kings Schools, an aviation education provider, to roll out training for becoming a commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pilot.
According to the partners, the online “Drone Pilot Ground School and Test Prep Course” is designed to provide operators with information about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) remote pilot test, as well as about flying safely and responsibly in national airspace.
Under the FAA’s Part 107 rule, which went into effect on Aug. 29, 2016, prospective commercial drone operators must pass an aeronautical knowledge test and obtain a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating. The certificate must be renewed every two years.
“Now that we have rules governing the commercial operations of UAS, we want to ensure people understand and follow these rules before taking flight,” explains Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI.
King Schools, which offers FAA test preparation, has been providing video courses to pilots at all levels for more than four decades, says AUVSI.
“AUVSI is the perfect partner to best serve our customers,” says Martha King, co-founder of King Schools. “Their expertise was extremely beneficial in putting the course together.”