Taking Your Remote Pilot Test? Introducing the Drone Study Buddy

Sporty’s has launched a new app to help drone operators study for the Federal Aviation Administration’s remote pilot test, which (under the FAA’s Part 107 rules) allows operators to become commercial drone pilots.

Dubbed the Drone Study Buddy, the app includes study resources and interactive practice tests with questions, answers and detailed explanations written by Sporty’s team of flight instructors.

“This app is built on the proven and popular Study Buddy platform that has helped tens of thousands of pilots prepare for their FAA tests,” says Eric Radtke, president of Sporty’s Academy.

Learning mode allows users to create custom review sessions by selecting specific categories. Each session randomly generates the question order and provides instant feedback based on the answer selection. Each question also provides a detailed description as to why each answer is right.

Flashcard mode tests users’ knowledge by allowing them to see the question without the answer choices. In addition, test mode randomly generates a 60-question session from the entire database of test questions; it simulates the real remote pilot test with a two-hour time limit. After answering all the questions, users will be given instant results and have the option to review either all the questions or the missed questions.

“We’ll also give you a progress report so you can track previous test sessions and know what areas require more study on your part,” adds Radtke.

Sporty’s Drone Study Buddy app, which works on the iPad and iPhone, is available for $19.99 in the App Store.

Now in its 55th year, Sporty’s operations extend to airport management, avionics installation and repair, aircraft maintenance, a residential airport community, new aircraft sales, and flight training, including for the University of Cincinnati’s professional pilot program. The company is located in Clermont County, Ohio/Sporty’s Airport.


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