Part 107 is the new regulatory framework announced for drones on June 21st, 2016. On August 29th, 2016, Part 107 became effective and there was finally an official regulatory framework for commercial drone activities, something that was supposed to happen in September of 2015. In a nutshell, Part 107 is a set of rules for commercial drone operations as well as a licensing procedure for new pilots. To receive free access to our informational materials on Part 107 and on obtaining your Remote Pilot Certificate, please click on the picture or the link below to learn more!
Part 107 requires that all aircraft utilized for commercial purposes must be registered with the FAA and that the registration number, once received from the FAA, must be affixed to the aircraft in an accessible location. Additionally, to fly under Part 107, the UAVs utilized by commercial operators must weigh below 55 lbs. Furthermore, the pilot of any commercial operations under Part 107 must be 16 years or older, be able to read, write, and understand English, be physically and mentally fit to operate a drone safely, and have passed the Aeronautical Knowledge Test (or online training course if they are already a licensed pilot under Part 61). Also, operations conducted under Part 107 must be completed within Visual Line of Sight, during daytime flying hours, below 400 feet, below 100 mph, and adequate distances away from airports and heliports. To receive free access to our informational materials on obtaining your Remote Pilot Certificate, please click on the picture or the link below to learn more!
Part 107 Waivers
Although Part 107 offers many rules pertaining to commercial UAV Operations, it is also important to keep in mind that it is possible to get around some of these rules by applying for waivers. The FAA does have a process for UAV Pilots to apply for waivers under Part 107 so that they can conduct operations outside the typical boundaries provided by Part 107 Rules.
To learn more about obtaining a Remote Pilot Certificate under Part 107, please click on the picture or on the link below to receive our free informational materials on the process. Additionally, if you would like to prepare yourself for the FAA's Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which is the test UAV Pilots must pass to obtain their Remote Pilot Certificate and offer commercial services, please look below at our Part 107 Study Curriculum.
The Part 107 Study Curriculum is a curriculum designed by DMZ to help UAV Pilots prepare for their FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test. The curriculum includes hours of content, 5 Courses, 15 Practice Quizzes, 5 Practice Tests, and 2 Practice Exams. The curriculum is entirely online, so users can go through it at their own pace and anywhere they have an internet connection. Typically, users will complete the curriculum in 4-8 hours depending on their prior knowledge in aviation. The Aeronautical Knowledge Test is difficult, especially if you do not have an aviation background. This is a sentiment shared by many online, so it is very important to study. Click on the picture or on the link below to learn more about our study curriculum.