Before the FAA updates the Part 107 exam to include night flight questions, it is the best time ever to become a Part 107 certified drone pilot.
Call us crazy, saying it is the best time ever to become a Part 107 Certified Drone pilot. Well it is. Before the FAA updates the question pool, new pilots can take the easy test. Then later take the recurrent training, and avoid a night time waiver process.
Meaning drone pilots can acquire their part 107 certificate, make money flying drones. Turning their passion into profit! Yet they will avoid having to file slow-to-deliver night waivers. The easy exam also means you'll have the opportunity to learn the night time questions and information via the recurrent training process. Instead of being tested instantly on new material.
Frankly, new drone pilots have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take flight as a drone pilot.
As of right now, Part 107 drone pilots have to apply for night time waivers in order to fly at night. They also must affix a strobe to the drone. Visible for 3 miles in any direction, we recommend you mount it on top of the drone so airplanes can see it!
Either way, the process is cumbersome at best. New Part 107 drone pilots can take the older exam until mid march. Then the Part 107 exam will be updated with new questions. The new Part 107 exam is expected to be more challenging, due to the additional information. The new Part 107 exam will cover information necessary to understand in order to fly at night.
New drone pilots have an opportunity to pass the easy exam, then complete the recurrent Part 107 training to gain authorization for night flying. Frankly, if you take the opportunity seriously you can learn at light speed. Take flight at night without worry. Albeit, you're expected to follow through with the night training in practice. It's easy...
When the FAA updates the Part 107 exam this spring, it will include a plethora of new questions. These new Part 107 questions will range from night time acuity to physiology. The FAA is expected to update the Part 107 exam a few months after publication of announcement of the change.
Good news for existing drone pilots as well. Instead of having to file for a new night waiver, just take the recurrent training and get approved to fly at night. Better news for us veteran drone pilots. If you already have your Part 107 Certificate, you'll never have to take the 107 exam again!
Are you due for your recency? Don't worry, wait to take the recurrent training from the FAA that includes the night time flight information.
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