August 28th, 2016
The new Small UAS (Drone) Rule (Part 107), including all pilot and operating rules, become effective today (Monday, August 29, 2016). Here’s the FAA’s official announcement.
Here is the FAA’s page that explains how to become a registered FAA drone pilot. It has links to suggested study materials.
They have a link to a list of testing centers.
Apparently, the FAA appears to have contracted with a company called PSI to run the Part 107 testing locations. Here is the PSI scheduling page where apparently you can call one of two 800 numbers to schedule your examination no matter where you are in the US. Hopefully, they are ready for the crowd.
I noticed that the DroneGirl.com site has some really useful information including links to some online study courses for the Part 107 test.
It will be interesting to hear feedback from those who have been through this process. I hope the FAA is ready for the volume of registrations they are going to receive!
Here is what you get when you pass the test. There are already 3,300 people signed up to take the test so get in line.