Part 107 Remote Pilot Recurrent Knowledge Exam
Firstly, the part 107 remote pilot recurrent knowledge exam can now be taken on the FAASafety.gov website for free. The free exam is offered to remote pilots who currently hold a valid part 107 remote pilot certificate in the United States. The training also ensures that remote pilots have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the Operations Over Human Beings rule, which became effective April 21, 2021.
Effective November 30, 2023, users will be required to register on the new MyAccess MFA system to login to the FAASafety website. You’ll need your mobile to scan QR codes and there may be many verification steps to validate your authenticity.
Verification questions will be in multiple choice such as: which car did you previously own, what professional licenses have you held, or even your height as reported on your driver’s license. For additional information, click this link: https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/noticeView.aspx?nid=13222
To illustrate, the recurrent knowledge exam provides both video and text lessons, along with multiple choice practice questions as well. However, the pre-exam training will take you about 2-3 hours to complete. Thereafter, the remote pilot will be presented with the exam which they can immediate take or return on another day.
To begin with, the exam consist of 45 questions and the student has 90 minutes to complete the exam. Moreover, you must pass this exam with a 100% score! Thereafter, the FAA will provide you with the opportunity to correct your incorrect answers. Most of the questions you’ll ace, but the newer rule from 2021 (§107.39 subpart D) Flying Over Human Beings, might be the most challenging. Flying Over Human Beings is also know as Flying Over Crowds Of People or Flying Over People.
The FAA emphasizes the following areas in the recurrent knowledge exam:
- Applicable regulations relating to sUAS rating privileges, limitations, and flight operations.
- Airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions.
- Airport operations.
- Aviation weather sources and the effects of weather on an sUAS performance.
- Small unmanned aircraft loading and balance.
- Emergency procedures such as lost link.
- Crew resource management.
- Radio communication procedures.
- Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol.
- Aeronautical decision-making.
- Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures.
- Operations at night.
- Operations over uninvolved people.
- sUAS categories when flying over uninvolved people.