FAQ

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We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please contact at 855-I-FLY-UAV (855-435-9828) or email us at info@droneuniversityusa.com.

The FAA has released a new set of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s), know as Part 107, specifically to license drone operators to operate commercially for hire. This will be a operators (pilots) license just like all pilots have now but will be specific to small UAS/drones. This license eliminates the need for the cumbersome and expensive Section 333 exemption for all aircraft 54 pounds and less.

The current FAA rules say to operate a UAV (drone) commercially (for hire) that weighs more than 54 pounds, fully loaded, you must file for and receive a exemption, called a Section 333, from certain current Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s). This process can be cumbersome, expensive and time consuming (120 to 180 day approval time period from filing date). In addition, anyone who flies a drone under a 333 must be a FAA current and licensed pilot. The new FAR Part 107 rule, replaces the 333 for all sUAS/drone commercial operations for all aircraft 54 pounds and less.

If you are a current (BFR & Medical) FAA licensed pilot, you are eligible for a $300 discount towards your SUAS Commercial Operator course tuition. Please provide us your full name, current medical, flight review endorsement and pilot license number. We will confirm you course discount and provide a discount code to use for booking.

You can sign up for a training course by clicking the “Enroll” tab above. Upon signing up for a training course, you will receive an immediate email confirmation of your registration and within 24 hours, you will receive a follow up telephone call from one of our knowledgeable staff members to confirm your enrollment and answer any questions that you may have.

Drone University USA training class locations and schedules are listed on the “Training” tab above. Training classes fill quickly because we limit the size of our classes to sixteen (16) students, which allows us to maintain a low student to instructor ratio. This ensures that our students experience personal hands on training with our instructors.

It is not necessary to bring a drone or other equipment to our training course. Our Small UAV/Drone Commercial, Remote Pilot Training & Certification Course will prepare you for the FAA FAR Part 107 sUAS commercial Remote Pilot licensing exam. You will be flying on Drone University USA simulators, small and large multi-rotor equipment during training sessions.

No, prior experience is not necessary or required. Our curriculum covers all aspects required to operate a multi-rotor drone in a safe and professional manner along with in depth information that is needed to pass the FAA FAR Part 107 sUAS commercial operator/licensing exam. If a student does not pass the FAA exam when it becomes available, the student may, for a period of one (1) year after graduation, attend as many classroom training sessions as necessary to pass the exam at no additional charge.

Drone University USA does not require membership’s in any associations or groups, however we highly recommended UAV Systems Association (UAVSA) & Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

No, however Drone University USA has developed its UAV/drone training course based on the FAA FAR Part 107 and many other resources. It also includes extensive live hands on flight training with simulators, small, and large multi-copter aircraft. With more than sixty (60) years of combined commercial and flight instruction experience and direct involvement with the FAA, Drone University USA’s instructors provide the most inclusive and up to date training curriculum in the industry.

The Small UAV/Drone Commercial, Remote Pilot Training & Certification Course and Advanced Aerial Cinematography courses are two (2) day programs held on Saturday and Sunday. Our other class offerings are one (1) day specialized training modules normally held on Mondays.

No, If a student does not pass the FAA 107 exam, the student may for a period of one (1) year after graduation, attend as many classroom training sessions as necessary to pass the exam at no additional charge. Please note that Drone University USA has no control over the FAA retesting fee if you are required to retake the test. FAA retesting fees are the responsibility of the student.