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My Study tips for the FAA Part 107 test
FAA Part 107 UAG Study Tips
This video is a random brief of the fact I just Passed FAA 107 Unmanned Aircraft Drone Test. I can now be the premier certified Drone Pilot of the Florida Keys. :)
I procrastinated taking this test. The goal is to first read the FAA 107 Study Guide and take their sample test of 40 questions to get an idea of what you are in for. Then book your test through a test center. This will set a hard date for when you have to be prepared. Otherwise you will be like me and take a month.
I missed two on the test. I honestly thought it was tough mainly with the chart questions. I started second guessing myself and ended up marking several questions to be reviewed later. I took one and a half hours to take so I could review my answers and not just do 60 and done and hit FINISH.
Give yourself at least two weeks.
READ THIS FIRST
Schedule your test date. Why? This will motivate you to study. Otherwise you will be like me and drag this on for a month.
You need to understand the topics and how to apply them for the questions.
I did signup for the monthly DroneU subscription to get access to all their study info and sample tests, as well as, their Business related materials.
I am not sponsored nor affiliated with DroneU nor any other online Drone training center. But if they would want to contact me, I would be interested.
RESOURCES - Materials that I used to study
1. Read the FAA UAS Study Guide to get an understanding of all the areas you are to be familiar with.
Start Here: (Click on and read every document linked and referenced)
2. Take the FAA UAS 40 question sample tests to see where you need to focus. Hint: Reading Sectional charts.
3. I am a visual learner and can only read so much before it stops sinking in. So I watched alot of Youtube videos and Webinars.
Tony Northrup did the best video. Great place to start
The older Airspace videos are great sources of learning.
UAS Training Videos. Watch all of them
4. Followed a few study guides that explained the answers to the FAA sample questions.
START WITH THIS LINK:
5. Practiced, practiced and practiced taking the online 107 sample tests.
DroneU sample tests. Need to be a member.
6. Bought the $4.99 App from Prepware "Remote Pilot." This is Gold and gives you immediate answers when taking their practice and sample tests. Gives answer with FAA regulation backing up the reason.
7. Flashcards. I love Flashcards. These helped me a lot
8. TEST TIME.
On the day of the test,
a. Be sure you got enough sleep the night before.
b. Eat a good breakfast. Do not over caffeinated like I did.
c. Take a magnifying glass since the charts in the book were harder to read than when viewing them on as computer with zoom capabilities.
d. Take a simple 4 function calculator.
e. Take the Prepware sample test prior to taking the real test.
f. Read your cram notes.
g. Rest and walk around and go to the bathroom 15 or so minutes before the test. Just to relax.
h. Read and reread every question. Take your time.
I. You need a 70% to pass. But you should understand the material to get at least this grade.
9. I am glad it is over. I have learned alot.