A few days ago I wrote a post on the importance of getting a drone license. I really do believe that people need the training and the license to make sure they are being safe. Drones are capable of doing a lot of damage in just a few seconds. Since then, I have been studying for the Part 107 test. At first I was reading things on the FAA website and looking at random blogs, but I just felt confused and wasn’t learning anything. That’s when I started looking for a paid course. I found a few different options, but I ended up going with the Remotepilot101 Drone Training Course.
Remotepilot101 Drone Training Course
The first question you probably want to know and what I thought of too is “How much?” I care about passing this test and all, but there’s no way I’m spending $1000 on a training course. The great news is that the Remotepilot101 course is extremely affordable. I believe I spent around $120, but now it’s $150. This is a one time fee as well. Once you buy the course you have it for life and you get the updates. There are some places that give you a course for a limited time or expect you to pay an upgrade; not this one!
The next big question for me was the training format. When I was looking at the different options out there, I found that they were quite different. Some had digital flash cards and videos with just words and no audio. These would probably work, but I found them boring. The Remotepilot101 course has a real person talking to you and also showing you slides and maps as he talks. Jason (the presenter) has a great personality and really explains things in a simple way. I find myself enjoying these videos and learning a lot. At the end of each Lesson, there’s a quiz, so you can check your understanding and have something to study quickly later.
I just finished Lesson 2 last night, and I feel like I’ve learned so much in a small amount of time. I couldn’t imagine trying to pass this test without this resource or especially trying to fly my drone without this information. I’ve still got 7 lessons left in the Remotepilot101 Drone Training Course, and when I’m done, I’ll be able to easily pass the Part 107 exam and be a capable and safe drone pilot.