Flying with Drone Trust,
With a background in aviation Drone Trust has trained over 30,000 students across five countries! The FAA trusts us to host FAA Trust courses on their behalf.
We’ll be releasing a monthly newsletter including special announcements, fun quizzes to test your drone knowledge plus specials and discounts!
Drone Trust recently taught the one and only Rebel Wilson how to fly a drone in beautiful Fiji!
Under the rules of the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji. She said, “I had such a good time learning to fly with Drone TRUST. Salmen was a great instructor!”
We had a fantastic time teaching her. She opted for a combination of self-paced learning and in-person flight instruction. Drone Trust helped Rebel learn the rules about flying a drone, like not flying 400ft above ground level, keeping her drone in a visual line of sight and being aware of what airspace she is allowed to fly in. These rules are the same in the USA, part 107. Other rules specific to Fiji include rulings over people and flying near airports.
When Rebel flies back to Hollywood to shoot her next blockbuster movie, she can complete the FAA TRUST course on Drone Trust and fly recreationally in the USA! But wait… If Rebel wanted to write a blog about flying a drone, even though she’s not being paid, it’s still considered a “commercial purpose”, and she must pass the Part 107 exam first. Preparing for an exam can be daunting, but Rebel knows the material on Drone Trust is world-leading and high-quality, developed and provided by aviation experts.
But what if Rebel didn’t want to do any preparation for the exam? Or even do a free YouTube course instead? Huh? If you’re confused, check out section 3 to read why you should NOT do our world-famous exam prep course.
Feature Article: How to become a professional/commercial/Part 107 Drone Pilot
The topic of becoming a professional drone pilot can be confusing. There are so many elements to it that it just becomes overwhelming.
We’ve simplified what you need to know below but if you want a more in-depth read, check out our article.
#1: To make money with drones in any capacity, you must become an FAA Certified Drone Pilot and operate under Part 107.
*Because Recreational Pilots cannot fly for any reimbursement or commercial gain, they only need to complete a free course on Drone TRUST, called FAA TRUST.
#2: To fly under Part 107, there are three main steps
- Learn the rules (do our prep course, which gives you a 100% guarantee you’ll pass the exam the first time)
- Pass the Part 107 Knowledge Test and obtain your Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA (there is some paperwork to do- either online at IACRA or print the PDF and post it). Register and label your drone… then you’re ready to make money!
- If you already hold a Part 61 pilot’s license for conventional/manned aircraft, you don’t need to do the initial knowledge exam! You can do the FAA’s free ‘differences’ online training here.
Industry News - Who doesn’t love chocolate?
The cacao bean requires particular growing conditions, meaning it only grows well in tropical or subtropical conditions. A company in Ecuador, XAG, has been using drones to survey and spray Cacao crops, to improve yields and make the chocolate taste even more delicious!
They operate under Ecuador’s civil aviation authority’s rules (DGAC), similar to Part 107 in the USA. They must remain below 400ft above ground level and keep their drones within line of sight. They also must register drones used for aerial work or commercial operations over a specific weight limit.
If you want to read more about this exciting topic, click here! Along with more industry news from our friends at Suas News. They cover a massive range of issues, and we highly recommend them!
Summer Deals - Special and Discounts!
With school starting next week, we’re offering a special summer discount of $86 off our world-leading 107 exam prep course!
Just use the code 30Cis86F for an $86 discount (more than 30%)
And for those who have already done their Part 107 before 11th August and want to keep their journey going by boosting their professional knowledge and industry perception, we offer free access to our Geo-Fencing course and our soon-to-be-released Night Course.
Email us at [email protected] and tell us the email address in your profile, and we will load the courses for you.
Deals end on Sunday 26st August, so be quick!
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