When Can I Take The Recurrent Training and Test Online???

When Can I Take The Recurrent Training and Test Online???
March 30, 2021 Comments Off on When Can I Take The Recurrent Training and Test Online??? Drone Training,FAA,Training Events Tim Trott

The free online training course which will fulfill the §107.65 requirement for recency of aeronautical knowledge (UGR) went online at FAAsafety.gov/ April 6th, 2021.  From all indications, the system is fully capable of handling the load, or at least it was in the first few hours when I passed mine.

The course is designated ALC-677. The process will be much like that for Part 61 pilots wishing to add UGR certification.  There is an online training course, consisting of a mix of text and video, with quiz questions interspersed, followed by the online test.  Passing this new recurrent test allows the operator to conduct flights at night.  If you passed the recurrent (UGR) exam PRIOR to April 6, 2021, you will still need Night Operations training and apply for a waiver for your UAG to operate at night.

There is no cost for this online test.  Initial Part §107 testing will not be conducted online, and will continue to require in-person testing. However, additional testing services will be available, including Embry-Riddle University.

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Tim Trott Tim Trott has a long history of association with aviation. His father was a glider pilot at one time. Tim grew up with the Sky King television program and later met Kirby Grant after the TV star retired to Florida in the 1970's. Many years later, with the assistance of Kirby's wife and son, Tim wrote "Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Sky King". When drones began to become popular, Tim bought an early DJI Phantom. When drone licenses were required, Tim took and passed the drone test in the first hour of the first day it was offered. He later went on to develop a series of training courses and was certified as an instructor by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, teaching first responders around the country, from Boston to Houson and from Lansing to Ft. Lauderdale.