Free training and certificate for light drone flying

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      Rich WalendaRich Walenda

        While not 100% glider related the FAA is offering free training for small drone flying. For pilots this should be an easy course and a short review of some FAA regulations.

        The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
        What is TRUST?
        The law requires that all recreational flyers pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and provide proof of passage if asked by law enforcement or FAA personnel. The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) was developed to meet this requirement.

        TRUST provides education and testing on important safety and regulatory information. If you fly your drone recreationally under the Exception for Recreational Flyers, you must pass the test before you fly.

        TRUST was developed in collaboration with drone stakeholders to determine content, and how it would be administered. Since June 2021, we have worked with a group of approved Test Administrators to provide TRUST as an online test. We in the FAA provide the TRUST content to the approved test administrators who, in turn, provide the online test to you, the recreational flyer.

        Before you fly your drone
        Note: If your drone weighs more than .55 pounds (lbs), you must register your drone through the FAA’s Drone Zone.

        To fly your drone as a recreational flyer, it’s as easy as 1-2-3
        Understand recreational flying requirements
        Visit the Recreational Flyers page to learn about rules for recreational flyers.
        Download the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile app for more recreational drone flying resources.
        Take TRUST
        You may take the free online test through any of the FAA approved test administrators.
        All FAA-approved TRUST test administrators offer the test free.
        All test questions are correctable to 100% prior to issuing your completion certificate.
        After completing TRUST, you’ll need to download, save or print your completion certificate.
        If you lose your certificate, you will need to re-take TRUST.
        View a list of TRUST Test Administrators
        Receive your certificate
        After you pass the test, you will receive a certificate from the test administrator you selected.
        Test administrators will not keep a record of your certificate. You must present a copy of your certificate if asked by law enforcement officers.
        List of FAA Approved Test Administrators (FAA Approved TRUST TA)
        Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)
        Boy Scouts of America
        Chippewa Valley Technical College
        Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center
        CrossFlight Sky Solutions
        Drone Launch Academy LLC
        Drone Trust
        Drone U
        Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
        HSU Educational Foundation
        Lake Area Technical College
        New College Institute (NCI)
        Pasco-Hernando State College
        Pilot Institute
        Proctorio Incorporated
        Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
        Tactical Aviation
        UAV Coach
        University of Arizona Global Campus
        Last updated: Monday, July 25, 2022


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