Practice Part 107 Test Questions for the Remote Pilot Knowledge Test

These practice Part 107 test questions are designed to be very hard. The questions are the “fill in the blank” type to force you to study. Remember that I have a “beginner” article answering and explaining the 41 other FAA Part 107 sample questions that the FAA issued. These questions are designed to be taken AFTER you have studied those other 41 questions.

This is a great opportunity for you and your study buddies to dig around and find these answers .The answers are there, you just have to find them. 🙂 I would highly suggest going back to the resources listed in the Free Part 107 Test Study Guide For FAA Remote Pilot Airmen Certificate.  Ctrl + F, appendix, index, table of contents, etc. are your friends.

This is like what baseball players do before they go to bat. They practice with a heavy weight on the bat. The same thing applies here. You most likely will not get all the questions below. I would be happy if you just get like 5 of them. That is OK. Do not get discouraged.

The point of this test is to force you to get familiar with searching for answers.  

Helpful Part 107 Articles

Sample Part 107 Practice Exam Questions

  1. Give an example of where you can fly in Class E without a waiver or authorization.
  2. You are flying in Alaska. How long can you fly after sunset provided you have the proper equipment? How long can you fly after sunset if you are operating under a 333 exemption? (Hint: see my article on this). Which is better?
  3. To fly in civil twilight in Alaska, you want to use a strobe that is visible for 3 nautical miles. The light is powered by a 2nd separate LiPo battery from the main drone. Is this legal?
  4. Explain the differences between the three completely different dashed magenta lines. What do they mean?part-107-sectional-chart-magenta-dashed-lines
  1. Part 107.39 says, “No person may operate a small unmanned aircraft over a human being unless that human being is: (a) Directly participating in the operation of the small unmanned aircraft; or (b) Located under a covered structure or inside a stationary vehicle that can provide reasonable protection from a falling small unmanned aircraft.” The FAA gave 4 specific examples of people directly involved in the operation of the unmanned aircraft in the preamble to the final rule. Can you legally fly over the gimbal operator? What about an actor who has consented?
  2. What does the AHP stand for?army-heliport-sectional-chart-part-107-sample-test-question
  1. You’ll see this picture somewhere on the legend in your sectional charts. What is the significance of 8,069? Why are some airports outlined while others are in a circle?8069-hard-surfaced-runway-part-107-test-question
  2. How long are sectional charts good for?
  3. How long are chart supplements valid?
  4. What is the difference between a chart supplement and an airport facility directory?
  5. If you call up 1800-WX-BRIEF and ask for a standard briefing, they can give you the NOTAMS. What NOTAMS will they NOT give you unless you specifically ask for them?
  6. You are supervising a person flying your drone and you are operating under Part 107. He does not have a remote pilot certificate. Give me an example of where it would not be legal and three where it WOULD be legal.
  7. Following on question 12, can the person flying the drone under the supervision of the remote pilot be 15 years old?
  8. How high can you fly the drone above these towers? Why?class-c-airport-part-107-practice-test-question
  1. You want to fly a drone that weights exactly 55 pounds (not 55.001). Can you do this under Part 107?
  2. You registered your drone via Part 48 and made sure you selected the commercial registration. You get a phone call from your buddy to go to Canada, Bahamas, etc. Can you do this?
  3. You get a call from a potential client who wants you to do a shoot at the red star tomorrow night. You don’t have an airspace authorization or airspace waiver. You obviously don’t have enough time to obtain one. You have a night waiver. The client is open to shooting the video at night. How can you legally do this? What do you do and when?night-waiver-part-107-test-question
  4. A golf course calls you up and wants you to take some pictures. You look at the map and see that it is in some dark grey box surrounding the whole area. Do you need an airspace authorization to fly here?trsa-part-107-test-question
  1. The utility company calls up and wants you to check out some of their power lines at a substation. Here is the location. Can you immediately head out to the field and inspect the lines?sfra-part-107-sample-question
  2. What does “minus” stand for?minus-elevation-part-107-test-question
  3. What does this glider symbol with UA stand for? No, it does not stand for gliders. ua-part-107-unmanned-aircraft-test-question
  4. What does this grey shading mean?special-military-activity-part-107-test-question
  5. What in the world is going on with that tower? What’s it supposed to be – like some old Batman cartoon where he just BAM! built a tower?part-107-test-question-solar
  6. What does the UC stand for?part-107-test-question-building-height


I hope these Part 107 test questions have helped you become more familiar with searching for answers.

If you are starting to get close to taking the Part 107 exam, one thing to consider is what types of operations you planning on doing after you obtain your remote pilot certificate. It might be wise to read over this article on the Part 107 Waivers to see if you are going to need a waiver or maybe an airspace authorization. If you are needing any help with obtaining Part 107 waivers or authorizations, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Jonathan Rupprecht

Mr. Rupprecht is an aviation attorney who focuses on drones. Read more about his background as a commercial pilot, flight instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University grad, and legal author. He has had media appearances on Forbes, Newsweek, Politico, NPR, Marketwatch, The Independent, Motherboard, and other sources. Feel free to send Jonathan a message here.

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