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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Manh, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Manh

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    Hey Guys,

    Ive been flying my drone with a hobby license and now looking to get my commercial license. I have potential clients that require me to have this. How do I get this, whats the cost, study guide, etc?

    Thanks!
    Manh
     
  2. RedHotPoker

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    Hey, that's awesome, but wow do you ever have a lot of study and pertinent reading to do... ;-)
    Let us know how it pans out. Golden. . .

    Good luck. Have fun...

    RedHotPoker
     
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    Where are you located? That answer will mandate how the other answers are worded.
     
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  5. Manh

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    Thanks bro, I really hope it works out too!
     
  6. Manh

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    Hey,

    Im located in San Francisco Bay Area. Ill most likely shoot in cities surrounding San Francisco and avoid San Francisco
     
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    Cool man...that seems a little pricey for me but ill take a look at that
     
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    If it is anything like studying for a private or commercial license all one would have to do would read the FAA rules regarding the pertinent license and buy a sample test book. No reason to spend big $. I am a licensed commercial pilot. Here is a link to learn from the government on the cheap

    Safer Skies Through Education - FAA - FAASTeam - FAASafety.gov
     
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    I was happy to see the second link here. Until I started going through the site & resized there's about a hundred links here and it's not real definitive on which parts are actually needed for the sUAS knowledge test.
    Can anyone narrow it down a bit?


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    Try this site, sarahnilsson.org.
     
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    Hi Manh,

    Here is a link to the FAA UAS site with details of what it takes to get a commercial license for your drone business:
    Fly for Work/Business

    If you currently have a pilot license, you can take the Part 107 test and get certified today. If you do not, you have to wait for the new Part 107 rules and testing to go in effect late Aug. You can use the FAA site to study for the test now, then when the rules go in effect you have to take the test at an official testing site. Once passed you will also need to be vetted through the TSA for security purposes. The link above should explain it all in detail.

    Good luck!
     
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    thanks bro that is exactly what I'm looking for. I don't need to spend big money. Im already in the film industry so i have somewhat a connection. Just need the license so they could hire me with a piece of mine
     
  15. Manh

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    thank you so much i appreciate this info! looking forward to get hired as a drone operator!
     
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    Sorry to repeat- but I've not gotten an answer :
    Have you (or anyone) narrowed down which parts of this we actually need? I'm having a hard time narrowing it down. There's lots of info there that doesn't apply to us as sUAV pilots.
     
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    I don't think that current pilots can get certified yet either. The last time I looked, the IACRA site didn't have the application for a SUAS certificate (stated it was "coming")
     
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  19. Kentrol72

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    As far as I know, everything in the part 107 course in the Safer Skies site is what will be testable when the rules go active late Aug.

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    Anyone can take the test, licensed pills can use the results for their testing requirements on their sUAS certificate application.