So I have to admit, I am a bit biased as I just passed the FAA Part 107 test with a 93%.
That is why I am writing this Remote Pilot 101 review: to be honest I am excited about the content that Jason put out as it was very practical and to the point. I did not study very long (or quite frankly very hard) and passed the test with relative ease. I put “4 hours” to pass in the title because that’s my entire time commitment INCLUDING taking the test.
To clarify… in case you were wondering, I am not a great test taker 🙂
Also, all of this isn’t just to brag—well to brag a little on the Remote Pilot 101 course.
If you are like me, the very first thing you looked for when you knew you needed to pass the FAA Part 107 exam… you looked for a solid video course. I personally and a very visual learner and a video course is perfect for me. Lets get right into the details of what the course includes.
At the time of writing this there are 13 Lessons. As you can see a lesson is a group of content that you will need to know. For me weather and field operations were what I struggled with the most so that is what I spent the most time on.
How did I know what I struggled the most on with? Quizzes!
At the end of each lesson is a quiz to really cement what you did (or didn’t) learn. I noticed that quite a few of the practice questions (maybe 15 or so) were actually on the exam itself. Nothing is more relieving then running into one of the questions while you are taking the test.
One of the things I really like about this course is that it is a one time payment FOR LIFE. That means in 24 months when you need to be re-certified (hint: that’s actually a test question) the course is still there waiting for you and theoretically completely updated.
The videos that summarize each section are not just a talking head. Schappert goes through practice questions on screen and often shows test questions, relevant diagrams and walks you through each option and why it may be likely or unlikely. . He reads the question, then typically eliminates one, talking through why that answer is incorrect. With each correct answer he thoroughly explains how he arrived there.
I liked this course because I didn’t feel like it was trying to just pass the test. It was revealing all the required information but also teaching me all of the information that would actually be useful while operating a UAS in the real world. There are times Jason actually says: “here is what you need to know for the test, but this is also what you need to know for a real world application”. I love that.
For a limited time you can purchase a lifetime subscription to remote pilot 101 for $149. This price has already gone up since I have been a member (it was $99 then) and I guarantee it will be increasing again. For WORSE courses, other people are charging $299 and more (and sometimes even per month, not for a lifetime) so I would strongly suggest purchasing at this price while it is still available.
If you are still reading, thanks for checking out my review! If you found it helpful I hope you share with a friend 🙂