Remote Pilot Prep Course

August 5-9, 1:30pm-4:00pm

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“drones”) fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and educators who incorporate drones into their curriculum must follow FAA regulations. Anyone who receives compensation for flying a drone MUST have a Remote Pilot Certificate issued by the FAA. If you are not already a certified pilot, you must pass the FAA’s Knowledge Test in order to earn your Remote Pilot Certificate.

Challenger’s Commercial Remote Pilot Certification Prep Course covers aeronautical subjects included on the FAA’s Knowledge Test to prepare you to take the test. The test must be taken at an FAA-authorized testing center, which charges a fee to take the test. (Challenger is NOT an FAA-authorized testing center.)

Course topics:

  • Regulations
  • Airspace classifications and requirements
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft performance
  • Emergency operations
  • Crew resource management
  • Radio communication procedures
  • Human factors
  • Aeronautical decision making
  • Airport operations
  • Maintenance
  • Preflight inspections

Participants will receive a copy of Gleim’s Remote Pilot FAA Knowledge Test Prep book and a copy of the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport, Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot and Private Pilot book.

Registration fee:  $100

***This course does NOT teach how to fly a drone. It focuses on the information needed to pass the FAA’s Knowledge Test.***

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