FAA TRUST – Recreational Drone Pilot Test. What's it about?

FAA TRUST – Recreational Drone Pilot Test. What's it about?

We finally have The Recreational UAV Safety Test, or TRUST from the FAA. This is the required training for ALL recreational pilots from this point forward. Will you take the test?

Take the test here: https://uavcoach.com/faa-recreational-drone-training/
or here: https://trust.pilotinstitute.com/

Here is a list of all providers:

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)
The Boy Scouts of America
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center
Drone U
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
HSU Educational Foundation
Lake Area Technical College
Pilot Institute
Drone Launch Academy LLC
Proctorio Incorporated
Tactical Aviation
CrossFlight Sky Solutions
UAV Coach
University of Arizona Global Campus
Volatus Aerospace Corp

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  1. Vdokid1 Productions on April 23, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    If you fail the "Trust" test the first time taking it, how long do you have to wait to retake it? You say the test, you cannot fail. No serious test is that easy. What is the catch or negative thing am I going to get hit with when I sign-up to take this test. There is always some "Gotcha" clause to any every test. I’m assuming that it may be free, as you say, to take it, but then you want to charge a fee to provide me the certificate upon completion. I know I am not an educated person when it comes to the confusing requirements of the "FFA", but I do know that they are not going to give certificates away willy nilly for free. They always want money for one thing or another. A test like this would be awesome if it was free, but like always, this is not the case.

  2. Spawn and Batman on April 23, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    So according to some research I found that in the state of Texas you have to register your drone regardless of the weight of the drone. I don’t think that is entirely true? Maybe I’m just not understanding something?

  3. Gunner Zane on April 23, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Just took the test very easy. 95% common sense..

  4. xavior718 on April 23, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    My brother owns a drone. I sometimes borrow it for weekend trips along with his Recreational Pilot Certificate. Am I required to take this TRUST test also?

  5. Spawn and Batman on April 23, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    The test is very easy and pretty much commen sense. I think it should be this way. However I just hope people don’t feel like they have all the authority to fly anywhere anytime and any height. I’m a first time flyer and I’m definitely getting my approval to fly in a controlled airspace. Laanc. Got my cert and will be using the b4ufly app and abiding the laws for recreational flying. Sounds fun!

  6. Eric G on April 23, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I’ve read different. If you have your part 107, you don’t need to take this test. Also, I find it extremely odd that NO RECORD is kept of you taking the test… Pretty much defeats the purpose.

  7. Ram 2500 Cummins on April 23, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks right after this video I took and passed the test, it was easy.

  8. fishycomics on April 23, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Imagine, you are now required to show the Trust before making a Drone purchase,

  9. David Draper on April 23, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for posting.

  10. Scott F Hoffmann on April 23, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Russ, I just wrote the FAA test. I’m from Canada. The FAA knowledge test is a joke. In Canada, the exam is 35 questions, with a 90 minute time limit to complete the exam. It costs $10.00 for the basic exam. You must pass with a min of 75%. If you fail you must pay and redo. It is renewable every 2 years. Also it covers subjects such as aerodynamics of flight, such as lift, weather, radio communications, etc. Not to mention, in Canada you must register each drone individually at a cost of $5.00 per drone. So ya, you guys got it easy!! If you get caught in Canada without a license or drone cert, the fines start at $1000 to $5000 cdn. So again, you guys got it made.

  11. Allan Delos Reyes on April 23, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Once a pass the TRUsT training i can be an air traffic controller 😂

  12. The LittleGuy on April 23, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    The Link are no longer valid.
    Tried them and they didn’t work.

  13. Andrew Schurr on April 23, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    I did it while pooping

  14. Wallbanger on April 23, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Answer: It isn’t.

  15. Bill Farnham on April 23, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Hey Russ – thanks for the great channel. I did the TRUST thing- easy peasy (used to be a private pilot). I have a part 107 versus Recreational question for you. A drone pilot, recreational only, gives a demonstration for Boy Scout troop of how drones work and how much fun they can be. No money involved, nothing with commercial connections. Recreational pilots are to generally operate within guidelines of a CBO. The CBO I’m more familiar with, and have been a member of, AMA, fairly often has times when they demonstrate to the non-flying public the fun and technology of model aircraft flying. Totally educational, promoting only recreational use. Is there a real reason other than paranoia that doing such requires a Part 107 license? Thans!

  16. gmcjetpilot on April 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    As a Part 61 Pilot it is easier and cheaper to get a Part 107 than if you are not a FAA pilot already, So as a new Drone owner I went and got my 107. It is small hassle, not too bad. The online training and on line test was straight forward. Took a few hours. Then you have to go to IACRA and get a hold of FAA (which is a pain with coof flu).

    Bad part it needs to be renewed every 2 yrs? What does that involve? I assume taking the test again and reapplying. That is OK I guess. You have to say current in Regs.

    I just finished the Recreational test and have the "Certificate", so I will be covered. I doubt I will fly the Drone for business but I could so good to have.

  17. AMPM FPV on April 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Now I need advice on taken my part 107

  18. Robert B Drone on April 23, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks just finished my test
    Like you said simple take me about 10 minutes I took my time thanks for the info

  19. WizOWash V on April 23, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks Russ! I’ve had a drone for a while now, but the laws/rules etc. really put a damper on my flying and has really killed my desire to fly. This information was really helpful and has kind of rekindled a spark in me to get back out there.

  20. Wilfredo Roman on April 23, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Took my TRUST test and passed! Did you still got the pre-flight check list?

  21. Cody McGill on April 23, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Nah, I’m good.

  22. Ángel Jaimes on April 23, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing this video with so much information,….

  23. Justin on April 23, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Where do I get that shirt from thooo

  24. tangomangoOIFVET on April 23, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Super easy test; maybe 10 min

  25. JayCarl on April 23, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    You’re doing a disservice to your viewers when you try to have them pay for something unneeded. The part 107 can be passed with free information on YouTube. Instead of selling out you should explain this clearly. Come on man, when is enough, enough?

  26. Norm Simpson on April 23, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Well. Yeah. I’ll worry about it when it comes up. I’ll most likely get around to it sometime…I’m sure I will…

  27. Bill’s Toys on April 23, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Russ you are the best!!! I built this up in my mind that it would be hard. After you informed us that it wasn’t that bad I took the test and passed it with 100%. You do a fantastic job in educating the public and keeping us informed.

  28. Seriouz Filmz on April 23, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I called the local police just to see what they know and they are clueless. But I still try do my own research

  29. Aprilia RS on April 23, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    I just took the test, for anyone who’s worried, don’t. It’s very easy and if you use the website he mentions, you can chill on your couch like me & do it on your phone and I love the progress bar it uses.. I read everything slowly and did it in maybe 15 minutes? If you miss a question (I missed two because I didn’t read them all before I answered) you can literally just try again. Best of luck.

  30. ajcfactor on April 23, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Yeah, pretty easy. But I did get one wrong. Did the rule change regarding where observers had to be located relative to the pilot? I always thought they could be anywhere, but apparently they must be beside the pilot?

  31. Devin Arnold on April 23, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    You forced me to get my first drone been loving it’ had the mini se for a month and already about to buy the next stage up! Binge all your videos, thank you. You’ve replied to me before about the props last week and I made my purchase off your reply. I found out about the trust test while just skimming the internet and took the training quiz for my benefit and saved the cert. come to find this video, and makes a full circle! Haha! I also registered my drone as I break the 250 limit with certain accessories. With that said, can I get in trouble flying anywhere (legal airspace zones) by a law enforcement officer? Or am I good? Just sometimes this neighborhood has stuck up people and will call the police on a drone for sure. Just making sure the trust cert and my registration card is on hand and that’s good for me to fly around my neighborhood? Obeying VLS and airspace laws. Nothing else?

  32. Joe Graceffo on April 23, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Is this test required only for US citizens flying in the US or also for foreign nationals flying in the US?

  33. Nick J on April 23, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Passed mine missed one question because of my fat fingers lmao

  34. billy oldham on April 23, 2022 at 6:42 pm


  35. Justin Doty’s Life on April 23, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    So I e take. The test but didn’t get to print off my certificate how can I obtain it again?

  36. BeardedPrepper on April 23, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks so much for the info! I love your channel and very much appreciate all the info updates you’re always putting out!

  37. Bluecavemen on April 23, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    So this is stupid. I rather go to Asia or Europe get my training. Plus they are so strict. 107 you renew every 2 years and now this TRUST cert. What the point of this trust if you still need to get a job for flying a drone.

  38. JayCarl on April 23, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    An officer approached me while I was flying and asked me if I was licensed. Instead of showing him my part 107 I gave him this certificate just to see what he would say. He came back five minutes later and said, have a good day sir.

  39. WizOWash V on April 23, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    The test was super simple. It was good to read all the information collected in one place. Took me less than 15 minutes and I’m a novice, though have had my drone for a couple of years. Yeah – a shame I haven’t graduated from novice yet. Thanks again Russ.

  40. David and Shiree Drowns on April 23, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    One last video before I go to bed. Still had enough time to pass the test and get my certificate! Thanks! 👍

  41. cayminlast on April 23, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Almost fifty years of playing with various model aircraft, enjoy flying my tiny drones in and around the house, no camera or fancy electronic systems. thousands of kids and parents enjoy these ‘toys’. Do the test, get the TRUST cert. and the MOD guidlines, what next. Golfers just have to yell ‘FORE’, or ‘heads up’, even though nobody knows where the ball is going.

  42. Elvis Best on April 23, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Took mines few months ago also pull myself together and now studying for my part 107

  43. David Draper on April 23, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    All that was asked before the test was a username and password and a first and last name. Nothing about an email. Information is deleted after taking test and printing certificate..Thanks for posting..

  44. Thomas Gutierrez on April 23, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for helpful the video as always. I’m just a hobbyist, but found the exam easy and quick (not 4.30 but 20 minutes) — but yet still informative.

  45. GPAC on April 23, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for the great video! I just took the test and took about 10-15 mins. I think its great for new recreational flyers like myself with no 107 license.

  46. fishycomics on April 23, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    its super simple. take it, duplicat the certificate and laminate and tape it to each of your rc boxs. took 15 minutes to do it

  47. Solo on April 23, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Should you: A fly the drone at people
    B fly the drone while drunk
    C fly responsible by FAA rules
    Took 5ish minutes with no studying just common sense. Didn’t miss one question. I didn’t know about this TRUST test at all just stumbled upon it on line and took it.

  48. barrobicho on April 23, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Just did trust, 5 minutes hmmm pretty common sense questions

  49. AMPM FPV on April 23, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    I took it didn’t read anything got 100% and did it in about 15min max

  50. William Faulkner on April 23, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you Russ! New sub here. I just took the test which took about 20 minutes and I got them all correct the first time. I have been flying my drone for about three years now. Again, thanks

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