The new rules (aka “Part 107“) go into effect Aug. 29 requiring small commercial drone operators (or “non-hobbyists”) to obtain a remote pilot certificate, or be directly supervised by someone who has such a certificate.
According to the FAA website:
To qualify for the certificate, you must either pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center or have an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. If you are qualifying under the latter provision, you must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and must take an FAA UAS online training course. The Transportation Security Administration will conduct a security background check of all remote pilot applications prior to issuance of a certificate.
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