The Federal Aviation AdministrationÂ has published extensive materials to help unmanned aerial systemÂ operators prepare for the implementation of a newÂ rule governing the use of smallÂ non-recreational drones.
FAA said ThursdayÂ itsÂ Part 107Â rule, set to take effect Aug. 29, will requireÂ people whoÂ fly commercial dronesÂ to eitherÂ obtainÂ a remote pilot certificateÂ with a small UAS rating or be directly guided by an operator that holdsÂ such certificate.
Applicants for the certificate must pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge test center or haveÂ an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate, which FAA issues to those who have completedÂ a flight review within the last two years and a UAS online training course.
The Transportation Security Administration will also conduct a security background check on all remote pilot applicants before the agencyÂ grants certification, FAA noted.
The “Knowledge Test Prep Part 107” compilation of materials is available on the FAA’s website.