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Drone Pilot Part 107 Resources

Drone aviation is potentially a multi-billion dollar industry, and it's just in its infancy. Drone flying has the potential to do great things in our world, and it's fun. AviationBull supports and encourages responsible and professional drone flying.

This page aims to compile useful study/reference resources needed by a commercial drone pilot flying sUAS under the FAA's Part 107 rule for Remote Pilots. It should help aspiring Remote Pilots study for the FAA's written knowledge test. This knowledge is also useful for drone pilots who are aren't flying for money.

(This page launched on 25 January, 2017, and it's a work in progress. Bear with us while we build it. If you have suggestions, please let us know!)

Logbook Battle Royale!

All right friends, it's time for what you've all been waiting for: The Logbook Battle Royale!

If you're a pilot, you need to keep your own logbook. End of debate. Questions?

Not convinced? Check out this page addressing some of the reasons why it's important to keep a logbook.

Why Keep a Logbook?

If you're a pilot, you need to keep your own logbook. End of debate. Questions?

Truthfully though, here are a few reasons that you should be keeping a logbook:

  • Airline applications. When you apply to an airline, they want to see your logbook. Yes, most will accept a jumble of military records and mangled hardcover logbooks from when you got your private pilot license. However, wouldn't you rather be able to present your interviewers with a clean, sleek stack of paper?

What Can't We Learn From Bob Hoover?

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Bob Hoover last week. AOPA's Tom Haines wrote a wonderful tribute to Mr. Hoover. I'm disappointed to say that I didn't follow his exploits as closely as I could have. (And I presume to write an aviation blog!?) However, in reflection, I find that I've learned a lot more than I realized from Mr. Hoover.

I have seen him fly an airshow. I watched as he flew maneuvers in a Twin Commander that many people wouldn't attempt in an Extra 300. Here's a great YouTube video of him flying:

T-X: Finally a Fun USAF Competition to Watch?

The USAF is holding a competition to replace the Northrop T-38C. The USAF is referring to the new trainer simply as "T-X" for now. After a couple decades of USAF aircraft competitions that have felt unfulfilling or even disappointing, I think this competition has the potential to actually be fun to watch.

Commercial sUAS? It's Easy! Just Do It!

If you've been reading AviationBull for a while, you'll know that I'm not the biggest fan of drones. (We're going to call them unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, for the rest of this post because that's the term the FAA's going with.) I've narrowly avoided a couple near midair collisions with UAS in Afghanistan that would have killed me and my crew if not for our actions. Despite the dangers inherent with UAS, they are the way of the future. There is no stopping that.

Civilian Aviation for Military Pilots

This page is for military pilots who want to do some civilian flying. (If you happen to live on the Emerald Coast, we have a version of this page just for you. Click here if you get paid to say 'Booya' for a living.)

If you have any questions beyond those addressed here, please use the contact form and ask. There are no stupid questions, only stupid people who can't keep their mouths shut. ;) We're glad to do whatever we can to help people enjoy some good, old-fashioned VFR pleasure flying.

Civilian Aviation for Pilots Who Say Booya!

This page is for military pilots who say Booya for a living. It should generally apply to any pilot that lives on the Western end of the Emerald Coast though. (We have a more generic version of this page for pilots who don't live on the Gulf Coast. If that's more your speed click here.)

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