In the United States, Commercial UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems aka drone) FAA Part 107 testing has changed for those requiring a recurrent exam. I have been certified as a remote UAS pilot since the FAA Part 107 Commercial UAS certification started, but was coming up on my annual 2 year renewal for the recurrent exam.The new online testing went live today including flying over people and at night ratings included so I gave it a try.
I just took it, and luckily passed the 45 question final exam.
The Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Recurrent – Non-Part 61 Pilots training describes the operational requirements to continue to operate sUAS in the National Airspace System (NAS) under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. For non-part 61 pilot certificate holders (or part 61 certificate holders without a current flight review (in accordance with 14 CFR § 61.56)), successful completion of this online training satisfies the recurrent training requirement to remain current as a part 107 remote pilot with an sUAS rating. Note: Part 61 pilot certificate holders with a current flight review, may satisfy the recurrent requirement by completing this training, or by completing the separate, tailored recurrent online training that assumes knowledge of 14 CFR parts 61 and 91.