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FAA Part 107 Recurrent Knowledge Exam

Your Guide To Taking The Recurrent Knowledge Test

WHAT’S INVOLVED WITH THE RECURRENT KNOWLEDGE EXAM?

The recurrent knowledge test has 40 questions and provides 80 minutes’ time to take the test, whereas the initial exam has 60 questions and provides 120 minutes’ time. The FAA emphasizes Applicable Regulations, Maintenance and Preflight Inspections, Emergency Procedures, and Crew Resource Management, as well as Airspace Classification, Operation Requirements, Flight Restrictions, Aeronautical Decision Making, and Airport Operations.

Weather Sources and Effects of Weather on Performance, Aircraft Loading, Determining the Performances of an SUAS, Radio Communication Procedures, and the Physiological Effects of Drugs and Alcohol and not included in the recurrent knowledge exam.  The FAA Part 107 Recurrent Aeronautical Knowledge Exam covers the following areas:

  1. Applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation
  2. Airspace classification and operating requirements and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation
  3. Emergency procedures
  4. Crew resource management
  5. Aeronautical decision-making and judgment
  6. Airport operations
  7. Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures

Recurrent testing must still be made in person. To find the testing center near you, click here.

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