King Schools Announces Unmanned Aircraft Knowledge Course

New course makes applicants eligible for FAA Wings credit.

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Aviation educators John and Martha King have a new course preparing drone owners for the Remote Pilot Certificate exam.King Schools

U.S. drone owners preparing to earn the FAA’s Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC) required to operate a commercial UAV should find the King Schools’ new Drone Pilot Ground School and Test Prep Course covers everything they need to prepare for the FAA knowledge test.

The new course, announced last week, was jointly created with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).

Once applicants pass the remote pilot exam and earn a certificate, operators are required to refresh their knowledge every 24 months. No CFI endorsement is required to take the RPC exam at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center.

Topics included in the RPC course focus on FAA Part 107 regulations, aerodynamics, the ability to accurately read and evaluate sectional charts, airspace and aircraft limitations, communications and ATC services, aircraft performance, and weight and balance calculations.

The King Schools RPC course costs $99 and makes the applicant eligible for FAA Wings credit. The course must be completed online within one year of the initial purchase.