Official Study Resources
The Small Unmanned Aircraft Knowledge Test is a solid step over a DMV test, it’s unlikely you could show up unprepared and pass without prior aviation knowledge. While many of the answers are simple common sense, passing the test will require some studying. To help you with this, we’ve compiled here a list of official study resources. Because some of this material can be a bit dry, we’ve also written our own study guides and created an interactive practice test using real exam questions.
Airmen Certification Standards
For every pilot certificate, including the remote-pilot certificate, the FAA publishes Airmen Certification Standards. These standards precisely define what knowledge is expected from the applicant. If a topic is not listed here, it’s not on the test.
FAA Online Course (Meant for pilots, but useful)
Designed for licensed manned aircraft pilot who take this course in lieu of the written test. Take it even if you’re not already a pilot, it takes 2 hours (at the most) and it’s free.
Create an account on faasafety.gov
There are also many other courses you can take on faasafety.gov, most of them are free.
We’ve created our study guides that cover topics that are not discussed in the FAA online course, but that will be present on the written test.
Use the navigation pane on the left to start our study guide on the ‘Meet the Author’ section.
The FAA also published its own study guide. Both contain valuable information and are very complimentary. They will help you pass the test but most importantly help you become a knowledgeable and safe remote-pilot.
See if you’re ready.
The FAA published a set of sample questions which we turned into an interactive test. To be as complete as possible, we’ve also added real questions from other pilots exams which are likely to be found on your test and will be adding actual exam question as our team and customers make us aware of them.
Here are resources used by all pilots, make sure to look them over as many topics are very relevant to Small Unmanned aircraft operations.
Aeronautical Information Manual – Very valuable: radio-communications, physiology, airspace, fighter jet interceptions… Look it over.
All other Advisory Circulars Learn more about various topics such as Special Use Airspace, or if you’re mapping an airport, learn about Airport GIS.
Skyvector(not official, but awesome)