The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), a kind of American airspace agency, now requires drone owners to pass a test of basic aviation knowledge to use the equipment. The test must be done even for those who pilot the aerial vehicles in a recreational way.
With the popularization of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), the US government saw the need to ensure more security for its country’s airspace. According to a Newswire report, the drone market for commercial use is expected to grow 57% by 2028 and move more than 500 billion dollars by then.
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With that in mind, the FAA designed an aviation knowledge test to issue safety certificates for drone drivers. “We need the pilots of all air vehicles, including those operating recreational drones, to have the training and knowledge necessary to fly safely in our airspace,” the agency said in an official statement.
The test lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, is done online and is shipped free of charge. There are about 20 institutions that issue the TRUST certificate. According to the FAA, it is necessary to carry the document issued at all times when piloting drones. According to specialized websites, the test questions are very simple and can be important to even provide more security when piloting your drone.
The National Civil Aviation Agency requires a test for professional drone piloting in Brazil. Recreational riding doesn’t require any kind of documentation yet. Get ready.
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