CUMMING, Ga., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013 UAV Ground School launched as the country's first dedicated FAA Part 107 UAV Ground School program (www.uavgroundschool.com/uav-pilot-courses). Official testing for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification began this past Monday 08/29 and the FAA reported that over 1,500 individuals took the FAA certification test on the first day. In recent months, UAV Ground School has seen explosive growth from students wanting quality instruction and in August alone saw student registrations passed the 1,000 mark.
The UAV Ground School program is taught by FAA certified instructors and uses FAA-compliant materials that are presented in an online interactive multimedia format, allowing students to learn at their own pace. Built-in testing with real FAA test questions, an extensive documentation library, and flash card quizzes complement the program. UAV Ground School is produced by the nation's pilot education leader Gold Seal, who has prepared over 45,000 private pilots for their FAA Knowledge Test. The program is created specifically for the person who wants to be a professional UAV operator and wishes to gain full FAA certification.
UAV Ground School graduates may sit for the FAA Remote Operator Knowledge Test at any FAA testing center in the United States. Passing the FAA Knowledge Test and becoming a legal and safe operator gives graduates a major leg up as commercial UAV uses continue to explode. Recreational users will also benefit from the knowledge and confidence gained from successful completion of the UAV Ground School program.
Cliff Whitney, President, recently stated, "I am happy to say that on the first day of official FAA part 107 testing, UAV Ground School students reported a 100% pass rate. As an aircraft pilot and longtime UAV remote operator, I am dedicated to proper training and safe operations. Our program provides students a way to learn the in-depth FAA Part 107 regulations in an easy and fun manner. We also have a wholesale program that has been adopted by companies who offer training and use our curriculum as a means to enhance their own programs. By the end of September, there should be over 5,000 approved Remote Pilot Operators in the USA and I am proud that a large majority of them are our graduates."
About Gold Seal:
Gold Seal was founded in 2006 by aerospace author and Master FAA CFI Russell Still, founder of Atlanta Flight, Inc. Over 45,000 students and pilots have registered since the inception of the Gold Seal Ground School programs. In 2013, Gold Seal joined forces with Cliff Whitney, founder and president of UAV Experts and Atlanta Hobby, to promote the nation's leading UAV Ground School program. For over 30 years, Cliff has operated as a private sailplane and single engine pilot. He knows photography and video intimately through his time spent as the president of Wolf Camera.
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