Drone Study Buddy

Sporty's Drone Study BuddyThis easy-to-use online course is a fast and affordable way to prepare for your Remote Pilot Knowledge Test. Includes all the essential study materials, including the FAA's Small UAS Study Guide, UAS Airman Certification Standards, Part 107 Advisory Circular, and the Knowledge Test Guide.

After studying these resources, you can create customized study sessions to focus on key topics. See the correct and incorrect answers for each question, plus explanations written by Sporty's team of CFIs. There's also a Flashcard mode to help you study without seeing the multiple choice answers. As a final preparation, take a practice test that simulates the real thing.

Sporty's Drone Study Buddy works on Windows, Mac, iPad and Android. Just log on and start training.

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UAS Safety Awareness Course

Small UAS Safety Awareness courseSporty’s is proud to partner with Unmanned Safety Institute, the world’s leading provider of safety education and training services for UAS, on this engaging online course. With years of experience as both pilots and UAS operators, the team at USI focuses on practical knowledge and responsible flying habits. The Safety Awareness Course makes a great introduction to the world of UAS, ideal for operators of smaller aircraft or as a refresher course.

Over three hours of training covers the essential topics for any drone operator, including: personnel hazards, preventing injury, operational hazards, system hazards, environmental hazards, airspace, UAS flight planning, professional operators, and learning from mistakes.

Each section is broken down into a series of brief lessons with narrated slides, animations, and pictures. Each lesson is followed by review quizzes to reinforce learning. Includes completion certificate, which meets some insurance requirements.

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UAS Ground School Course

Drone Ground School CourseThis in-depth Ground School Course from USI is a comprehensive training program, perfect for commercial operators and pilots of larger UAS. Over 24 hours of training covers everything you need to be a safe and proficient remote pilot.

Topics include: parts of a UAS, the responsible UAS operator, UAS concept of operations, human factors and crew resource management for UAS, identifying hazards, aeronautical decision making for small UAS operators, and dealing with UAS emergencies.

Each segment includes a video introduction, followed by narrated slides with pictures, animations and key information. Following the lesson, assignments help you apply the knowledge you just learned, from reading relevant FAA documents to listening to live ATC. Then, assessments help review essential information with quizzes and essays. Much more than a "drone 101" video, this comprehensive course emphasizes good decision making and a safety culture. UAS flight instructors are even available to answer questions. Includes completion certificate.

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For more information about earning a Remote Pilot certificate, read this helpful article.