Certification Prep: Drone Piloting

Certification Prep: Drone Piloting

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 exam, which is essential to becoming a commercial drone pilot. The field of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing rapidly, as the opportunities to use them for search and rescue, photography, recreation, inspection, and many others continue to multiply. Students will learn the critical facts to prepare for the test’s topics, which include: regulations, airspace & requirements, weather, loading & performance, and operations. The course will conclude with a look at the most promising careers in the field of drones.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • The requirements and locations to take the FAA Part 107 exam as well as safety and insurance considerations when flying a drone.
  • The structure and topics covered in the remote pilot exam
  • Essential navigation, airspace, and airport marking and sign requirements.
  • The impact of weather on operating a drone.
  • The loading and performance requirements for drone piloting.
  • The requirements and responsibilities in various drone piloting careers.
  • TV/Film Cinematography/Videographer
  • Agricultural/Energy Drone Pilot Surveyor/Inspector
  • Drone Software/Electrical Engineer
  • Military: Surveillance and other applications


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • Analyses of the requirements surrounding hazardous materials, time and locations to operate a drone, and laws and rules for drone pilots.
  • A plan for pre-flight and in-flight operation procedures.
  • Discussions on the importance of privacy and safety operations when operating a drone.
  • Procedures for active collision avoidance.
  • Aeronautical decision-making strategies.
  • Drone maintenance and inspection procedures.
  • Creativity & Design thinking
  • Collaboration & Communication
  • Perseverance & Resilience
  • Time management & organization
  • Integrity & Independence
  • And many more…


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)
  • No drone required


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