Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued a request for entities interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Today, the agency is taking its new test for hobbyist drone pilots live.
FAA launches The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
The FAA’s TRUST program is meant to provide recreational or hobbyist drone flyers with information on best practices and educational resources to ensure safe drone operations.
The FAA’s TRUST program was designed with input from the drone community in response to requirements included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF) that required development of a test to demonstrate a recreational flyer’s understanding of aeronautical safety knowledge and rules for operating unmanned aircraft.
The test is part of a commitment on the FAA’s side to increase the public awareness of drone regulations and safe UAS operations in the national airspace.
The FAA’s TRUST test is free of charge and takes about 30 minutes. It includes four quizzes that you will need to complete successfully in order to get your certificate.
“We are excited to help the community and the FAA by providing the test on our website. The training is quick and easy and provides great information for recreational pilots,” said Greg Reverdiau from the Pilot Institute.
You can take the FAA TRUST Training for free provided by the Pilot Institute.
Big announcement! The FAA has released the recreational drone exam (TRUST) and we are an approved test provider.
All recreational drone pilots in the US need to take it.
— Pilot Institute (@pilot_institute) June 22, 2021
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