Why Pilot Institute
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From Our Students Here is what they are saying about this course
This course is great! I'm more confident than ever, I passed every practice test I took, and more importantly passed with an 88 with no hiccups thanks to this course... and even better I just misread most of my misses! This course is absolutely awesome and I've told some friends looking in photography to take this course!
Ok .. here's the deal: I took my FAA Part 107 exam yesterday and passed with a 98%. I missed 1 question! This course was truly the foundation for everything that I based my studying upon in order to pass the exam. While I was rather new to theses subjects, I found it helpful to go back and repeat the topics that I found a bit challenging in order to solidify my understanding. Trust me, if you don't get it the first time you'll realize that Greg is really thorough in his approach that he'll cover the things that didn't stick initially. I know because I had asked him a question about airspace and upon reviewing that section again I realized my question was already answered in one of the lessons (Sorry about that, Greg!). Great course, great instructor, great everything! Do yourself a favor and learn the material through Greg - don't just memorize it. I truly believe I will be a better pilot because of Greg.
Greg is an amazing teacher! This was a very comprehensive course. With the help of this course I just took the part 107 exam and PASSED first time. I feel far more confident in my flying abilities and knowledge of how to read aeronautical maps, charts, weather, METAR, and so much more. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone looking to become a more responsible, skilled, safer, and more informed, unmanned aircraft pilot.
I came into this course already having taken a competitor course. I can say after that I knew everything I needed to pass the 107 exam. My first impression of and mental reactions to this course was "Too Much Information... you don't need to know all this to pass the test". Thankfully I was patient and gave the instructor the benefit of the doubt because there is a major difference between the other course and this one which can be summed up in the following. This course will give you more than enough information to MASTER the actual knowledge and be a competent professional in the UAV/FAA world. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME COURSE AND I'M NOW LOVING IT! I recommend this material to ALL UAV pilots who want to master the information and become safe, responsible and professional commercial drone pilots. WELL DONE!
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FAQ Have questions? Get the answers below. You can also contact us.
Anyone who flies a drone for commercial purposes anywhere in the United States must have a Part 107 license from the FAA. The FAA has a broad definition of what commercial means and you should be certified if you make money from drones (including monetization from ads on YouTube, etc). Real estate professionals, roofers, photographers, mappers, influencers, and first responders are all using drones to increase their results.
Almost everyone can become a Part 107 certified drone pilot. You need to be at least 16 years old, be physically and mentally fit to fly a drone, and be able to speak and write English. You do not need to be a US citizen. If you meet these requirements, then you need to pass the 60 question Part 107 exam to get your license.
No problem. Our instructors are available to help you with questions and give you the answer you need.
The FAA recommends 20 hours of studying to pass the Part 107 exam. Our course is 12.5 hours, so it's sufficient when combined with light reading. Most other courses are closer to 5 hours.
Yes, absolutely. The recurrent exam only covers certain topics from the original course and we highlighted those for you. You also still have access to the initial videos. Helpful if you need a quick refresher.
The Part 107 exam costs roughly $150 to take and it's administered by an FAA authorized center. We don't get any of your testing fee. The testing fee is non-refundable, so make sure you study before taking it. If you fail the exam, you will need to wait 2 full weeks before you can retake it.
The FAA maintains a list of authorized testing facilities. There are testing centers in most metropolitan centers in all 50 states. Some people find it helpful to signup for a test date in advance to motivate themselves to buckle down and study.
Other than signing up to take the test, there are no other required materials. Our course is comprehensive and it includes everything you need including study materials and test questions.
Many of our students are able to deduct our course from their taxes - especially if it's a business expense. It depends on the reason you’re taking the course. Consult your tax accountant to see if you qualify.
Absolutely. We can work with companies of any size. Please email us with your requirements.
Join Over 4000 Pilots
$249 (lifetime access)
When you first come across Part 107 it probably seems like a foreign language to you. There are airspace classifications, NOTAM, regulations, and diagrams that you need to understand. We put this course together to make it all easy.
You won’t feel overwhelmed – once you finish this course passing a test will never have been easier for you. Many people who take this course haven’t taken an exam in 30 years or more.
This is not an overview course, this is a comprehensive class that encompasses everything you need to know to become a confident Remote Pilot.
We keep videos clear and concise and this course is mobile and user-friendly.
You will be able to spot the trick questions on the test and answer them right. You don’t need any prior aviation experience.
This is the only resource that you will need to pass the test. Having everything in one structured place is efficient and it will take you less time to pass. If you need help, it’s easy to get in contact with us.
This course includes over 12.5 hours of lectures, split between over 200 easy-to-follow videos organized in 10 chapters. The course covers all the subject areas highlighted by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 107.73:
- (1) Applicable regulations;
- (2) Airspace;
- (3) Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance;
- (4) Small unmanned aircraft loading;
- (5) Emergency procedures;
- (6) Crew resource management;
- (7) Radio communication procedures;
- (8) Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft;
- (9) Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol;
- (10) Aeronautical decision-making and judgment;
- (11) Airport operations;
- (12) Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures.
The course also contains 252 practice test questions spread over 20 quizzes (that’s the entire FAA database of questions!). You will also be able to practice your knowledge using 3 FAA practice exams. Every chapter references a list of FAA documents that you can download for free online (links included).
June 2018 update: I have added information on how to renew your pilot license after 2 years, based on information released by the FAA on May 30, 2018.
Fly Your Drone With Confidence
Do you fly your drone in cities? If so, you’ve certainly come across restricted airspace. You can often get authorization to fly in this airspace but it’s still nerve-racking if you don’t have the right knowledge. Our course will give you peace-of-mind about exactly which airspace you can fly in and under what conditions. We use 3D models to give you the confidence to take on more challenging flights that will make your work shine.
The Easiest Way to Pass the Exam Some courses teach to the test. This leaves you with surface level knowledge and it makes it harder to pass the test. We have a fresh approach.
- Designed for visual, auditory, and reading learners.
- Our course is built on strong foundations, not surface level knowledge.
- Go at your own pace.
- Become an FAA Certified Drone Pilot in no time.
- You'll Pass the Test the 1st Time - Guaranteed.
$249 (lifetime access)