What Is on the Test?
Before taking my test, these were my main
questions: Did I study enough? Did I study
the right items? Should I have memorized
everything in the recommended study
materials on the FAA website? On my test
(and please keep in mind that each test has
di;erent, randomly selected questions), the
following were the main subjects that were
covered. First and foremost was airspace, and
most of the questions on my test related to
this subject. Along with this was the ability to
read and understand aeronautical charts. ;ere
were a few questions on who is responsible
for various things during a drone flight (hint: it
will almost always be the Pilot in Command).
Finally, some questions were devoted to the
decoding of TAF reports and ME TAR data and
weather in general. If you go into the test with
a firm understanding of these items, you will
most likely pass.
Practice Makes Perfect
After studying all the information I could find
on the FAA site and You Tube videos, I headed
over to a couple of free practice-test sites. One
of the best can be found on the 3D Robotics
website ( 3dr.com), where you can answer
sample test questions and then see all the
correct answers. Another good one is on the
Rupprecht Law website ( jrupprechtlaw.com); it
provides the correct answers along with detailed
explanations. It’s a huge help to be able to take
a practice test in advance of the actual test. In
addition, you can take the tests repeatedly to
help boost your confidence.
MAKING THE GRADE
Knowing how to read aeronautical charts, like this one on
the left, will go a long way to helping you pass the test.