FAA Part 107 Test Questions (65 Questions Explained) [2019]


Interested in finding some practice FAA Part 107 test questions to help study?

This article will discuss the 65 sample Part 107 knowledge test questions based upon my knowledge as a practicing aviation attorney and current FAA certificated flight instructor.

The Part 107 initial knowledge exam will be 60 questions and you will have 120 minutes to complete it. The minimum passing score is 70% which is a maximum of 18 questions wrong or a minimum of 42 questions right. The Part 107 recurrent knowledge exam has 40 questions. You have 80 minutes to complete the exam. You need 70% to pass.

Both the initial and the recurrent quizzes are below.

Table of Contents:

How to use this page to study for the Part 107 Knowledge Test

  1. You should have already studied Part 107. If you have not, I created free 100+ page Part 107 test study guide. The study guide has the material the FAA suggested you study, but I added essential material they left out. It also include 5 “cram” summary pages of the test material. It also comes with 65 sample Part 107 exam questions that are answered and explained.
  2. You should take the practice quiz that I have below. At the end of the quiz it will give you a breakdown of what areas of the quiz you need to study.
  3. For the areas you are deficient, you should study the subject based upon the ACS code listed. Here is an article I did on the ACS.
  4. Once you feel you have mastered these questions, move on to Part 107 Test Questions for Remote Pilot Knowledge Test (my super insanely hard 22 questions page) which I created to help people really dig super deep.
  5. If you sign up for my drone law newsletter, you’ll receive the PDF of the entire 65 questions answered and explained.

Part 107 Practice Initial Knowledge Exam Quiz


Part 107 Practice Recurrent Knowledge Quiz


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65 Sample FAA Part 107 Knowledge Exam Questions:

I obtained these questions from the FAA. I have 63 FAA created sample questions below. I created two airspace ones to give you enough for a complete recurrent knowledge exam. The correct answer is bold and italicized. My comments are in the brackets.

You can make an initial or recurrent exam from the questions below.  Like baking a cake, we need the proper percentages of ingredients.

  • For an INITIAL knowledge test, leave out 2 questions from Area II below and leave out 3 from Area V.
  • For a RECURRENT knowledge test, leave out all ofArea III and Area IV questions below. Do not test on V. A Radio Communications Procedures and V.E Physiology. This leaves 23 questions left in Area V. You need to pick 12 questions to test yourself on (Area 1 = 16, Area II = 12, Area V =12)=40 Questions. I left too many in to allow you study more.

Keep in mind that I already did this for the two automated quizzes above.

The questions below are done in order of how they are in the Airmen Certification Standards to help you study questions that are similar.

Need more practice questions than the ones below? I’ve been creating online training courses for the sister company Rupprecht Drones.  Some people want to learn at a faster rate or don’t have time to read, so to meet their needs, I created online courses  that are at Rupprecht Drones. I’m planning on creating many more online courses to help individuals quickly learn the material for the remote pilot knowledge exam so frequently check in. These courses also are great for company training and recurrent training to keep the pilots and crew proficient. The courses on Rupprecht Drones are:

-Part 107 Regulations Online Training Course (test prep, waiver compliance, recurrent training, etc.)  40 videos and 35 quizzes of over 100 questions! Remember that the area of regulations makes up 15-25% of the initial exam and 30-40% of the recurrent!

Area I. Regulations (Initial 15-25%. Recurrent 30-40%)

A. General (*)

UA.I.A.K4 A small UA causes an accident and your crew member loses consciousness. When do you report the accident?

A) No accidents need to be reported.

B) When requested by the UA owner. [You might be confused. If there is a deviation from the regulations, only upon request from the FAA, do you need to provide a report. 107.21 says, “(b) Each remote pilot in command who deviates from a rule under paragraph (a) of this section must, upon request of the Administrator, send a written report of that deviation to the Administrator.”]

C) Within 10 days of the accident. [107.9 Accident reporting. “No later than 10 calendar days after an operation that meets the criteria of either paragraph (a) or (b) of this section[.]”]

B. Operating Rules (*)

UA.I.B.K1 Registration requirements for small unmanned aircraft systems. Under what condition would a small UA not have to be registered before it is operated in the United States?

A. When the aircraft weighs less than .55 pounds on takeoff, including everything that is on-board or attached to the aircraft.
B. When the aircraft has a takeoff weight that is more than .55 pounds, but less than 55 pounds, not including fuel and necessary attachments. [This is weight range for Part 48. Remember that Part 47 is for the 55lbs and heavier drones!]
C. All small UAS need to be registered regardless of the weight of the aircraft before, during, or after the flight. [Nope.]

UA.I.B.K1 Registration requirements for small unmanned aircraft systems. According to 14 CFR part 48, when must a person register a small UA with the Federal Aviation Administration?

A. All civilian small UAS weighing greater than .55 pounds must be registered regardless of its intended use. [See 48.1 and 48.15.]
B. When the small UA is used for any purpose other than as a model aircraft.
C. Only when the operator will be paid for commercial services.

UA.I.B.K1 Registration requirements for small unmanned aircraft systems. According to 14 CFR part 48, when would a small UA owner not be permitted to register it?

A. The owner is less than 13 years of age. [48.25 says, “(b) A small unmanned aircraft must be registered by its owner using the legal name of its owner, unless the owner is less than 13 years of age. If the owner is less than 13 years of age, then the small unmanned aircraft must be registered by a person who is at least 13 years of age.” Keep in mind that they are trying to make you know Part 48. There are other answers as to why a person could not register via Part 47 such as being a foreign citizen.]
B. All persons must register their small UA.
C. If the owner does not have a valid United States driver’s license. [Part 48 doesn’t require this and Part 47 doesn’t require it either.]

UA.I.B.K6a A small UA must be operated in a manner which

A) does not endanger the life or property of another. [Just looking at this. If you knew you one of these was correct, this is the most important of all 3 of them.]

B) requires more than one visual observer. [You don’t need a visual observer unless you are doing something special like over in 107.31 such as FPV racing].

C) never exceeds 200 feet AGL

UA.I.B.K6b  You plan to release golf balls from your small UA at an altitude of 100 feet AGL. You must ensure the objects being dropped will

A) not create an undue hazard to persons or property. [Section 107.23 says, “No person may: … (b) Allow an object to be dropped from a small unmanned aircraft in a manner that creates an undue hazard to persons or property.”]

B) land within 10 feet of the expected landing zone.

C) not cause property damage in excess of $300.

UA.I.B.K8  After having dinner and wine, your client asks you to go outside to demonstrate the small UAs capabilities. You must

A) pass a self-administered sobriety test before operating a small UA.

B) not operate a small UA within 8 hours of consuming any alcoholic beverage. [8 hours bottle to throttle. Doesn’t matter if you aren’t even buzzed or if the alcohol has got into your system yet.]

C) ensure that your visual observer has not consumed any alcoholic beverage in the previous 12 hours.

UA.I.B.K9 Daylight operation. According to 14 CFR part 107, what is required to operate a small UA within 30 minutes after official sunset?

A. Use of anti-collision lights. [§107.29(b) says, (b) No person may operate a small unmanned aircraft system during periods of civil twilight unless the small unmanned aircraft has lighted anti-collision lighting visible for at least 3 statute miles. The remote pilot in command may reduce the intensity of the anti-collision lighting if he or she determines that, because of operating conditions, it would be in the interest of safety to do so. (c) For purposes of paragraph (b) of this section, civil twilight refers to the following: (1) Except for Alaska, a period of time that begins 30 minutes before official sunrise and ends at official sunrise; (2) Except for Alaska, a period of time that begins at official sunset and ends 30 minutes after official sunset[.]”]
B. Must be operated in a rural area.
C. Use of a transponder.

UA.I.B.K14  During a flight of your small UA, you observe a hot air balloon entering the area. You should

A) yield the right-of-way to the hot air balloon. [107.37 says, “(a) Each small unmanned aircraft must yield the right of way to all aircraft, airborne vehicles, and launch and reentry vehicles. Yielding the right of way means that the small unmanned aircraft must give way to the aircraft or vehicle and may not pass over, under, or ahead of it unless well clear.”]

B) ensure the UA passes below, above, or ahead of the balloon.

C) expect the hot air balloon to climb above you altitude.

UA.I.B.K16 Prior authorization required for operation in certain airspace. According to 14 CFR part 107, how may a remote pilot operate an unmanned aircraft in class C airspace?

A. The remote pilot must have prior authorization from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility having jurisdiction over that airspace. [You are going to have to have an airspace waiver. §107.41 says, “No person may operate a small unmanned aircraft in Class B, Class C, or Class D airspace or within the lateral boundaries of the surface area of Class E airspace designated for an airport unless that person has prior authorization from Air Traffic Control (ATC).” The FAA is handling those authorizations via a waiver process currently. Let me know if you need one! ]
B. The remote pilot must monitor the Air Traffic Control (ATC) frequency from launch to recovery. [This is the smart thing to do and maybe also required via the waiver, but it isn’t required per the regulations.]
C. The remote pilot must contact the Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility after launching the unmanned aircraft. [Um. The idea would be to call before launching, not after.]

UA.I.B.K16 (Refer to FAA-CT-8080-2H, Figure 78.) You have been hired to use your small UAS to inspect the railroad tracks from Blencoe (SE of Sioux City) to Onawa. Will ATC authorization be required?


A) Yes, Onawa is in Class D airspace that is designated for an airport.

B) No, your entire flight is in Class G airspace.

C) Yes, you must contact the Onawa control tower to operate within 5 miles of the airport.

UA.I.B.K20 Preflight familiarization, inspection, and actions for aircraft operations. According to 14 CFR part 107, who is responsible for determining the performance of a small unmanned aircraft?

A. Remote pilot-in-command. [See 107.19. Learn the short version of this regulation. “If anything goes wrong, it is most likely the PIC’s fault.” You shouldn’t let anyone force you into flying somewhere or doing something you feel is unsafe. You are getting the whacking if anything goes wrong, not them.].
B. Manufacturer.
C. Owner or operator.

UA.I.B.K21a According to 14 CFR part 107, what is the maximum groundspeed for a small UA?

A) 87 knots. [87 knots is 100 MPH]

B) 87 mph.

C) 100 knots. [100MPH, not knots].

UA.I.B.K21b (Refer to FAA-CT-8080-2H, Figure 78.) You have been contracted to inspect towers located approximately 4NM southwest of the Sioux Gateway (SUX) airport operating an unmanned aircraft. What is the maximum altitude above ground level (AGL) that you are authorized to operate over the top of the towers?


A) 400 Feet AGL.

B) 402 feet AGL.

C) 802 feet AGL. [T