Free FAA Part 107 Drone Test Study Guide – Answers and Explanations

Free FAA Part 107 Drone Test Study Guide – Answers and Explanations

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This is a long study guide tutorial on the Faa part 107 dron or unmanned aircraft test questions.

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  1. Brandon Arvay on September 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I’m guessing the word “terrain” matters most for the question at 1:54:00. Ignoring the items above 2,500 AGL, the land itself a seems to be around 2,500 AGL at the highest.

  2. Summerlin Realtor on September 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you for this great video. Today, I took my exam and I thought I failed it. I walked out today with an 80%! This test is no joke! I saw a lot of questions on there today not from this video at all. Study, study and more study. Do not rely on practice exams or you will fail this test. This was the hardest exam I have ever taken. Learn sectional charts and airspace class. Most of my test was about that. I am a horrible test taker but all of the tests and study time paid off. I wish everyone the best of luck with this exam.

  3. jmurg on September 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Great video, thank you investing the time into being a content creator!

  4. hagerman66 on September 9, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you for this. Take care, fly Safe

  5. Matthew Scott on September 9, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    47.9 to 101.6 take 0.9 x 60 to get 54 minutes then take 0.6 x 60 to get 36 minutes so it is 47 degrees 54 minutes and 101 degrees 36 minutes.

  6. Keith Calkins on September 9, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks so much. Taking my test in 2 weeks! This was very helpful.

  7. John Wheatley on September 9, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Regarding the question at 1:52:55 – You can tell that the surface elevation is between 2000 and 2500 feet by comparing the elevation of the tower tops to the height of the tower. Subtracting the height of a tower from the top elevation of the tower equals the surface elevation. The elevation of the tower is the bolder number on top, and the height of the tower is in parentheses below that. A quick scan of all the towers with some ballpark, rounded subtraction shows that all the ground is below 2500 feet. Also, the legend shows us that short tower symbols are between 200 and 1000 feet, and tall tower symbols are at least 1000 feet. So if the map says the top of a tall tower has an elevation of 3200 feet, and we know that the tower is at least 1000 feet tall, then we know that the surface under the tower is at most 2200 feet elevation, and probably less than that. The surface under a short tower would be at most 200 feet less than the elevation of the top of the tower (e.g. If short tower is at least 200 feet tall and the elevation at the top of the tower is 2600 feet, we know that the elevation at the surface is max 2400 feet.) A quick scan of the area subtracting 1000 feet from tall towers and 200 feet from short towers will give a general idea of the maximum possible elevation of the surface in the area.

  8. bugzar01 on September 9, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I just took the test. It really can be tricky! About half the questions seemed familiar from study guides and videos. Too many questions are asked in a complicated manner with extra unnecessary info, just for simple answers. A lot of questions referring to sectional charts and ADM, so know these details! Remember factor significantly increases at 45%. Also had a question about when is a drone NOT required to have a remote identifier. I think I missed that one.

  9. Fergin on September 9, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    @1:57:20 the rule is any damage(not including your drone) thats over $500 needs to be reported. You dont quite mention that. Amazing video though thank you for your explanations on the rest of the material

  10. Joe Loverti on September 9, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    question: "While monitoring the Cooperstown CTAF you hear an aircraft announce that they are left base to RWY 31. Where would the aircraft be relative to the runway?" Answer: RWY 31 is actually 310 degrees (pointing into the wind). Since aircraft land into the wind, that means the landing approach will be 310 degrees (into the wind). "Left base" means the landing pattern is "left hand or counter-clockwise)" and the aircraft is on its ‘base’ leg of the approach. "Base" is the opposite end of the runway (130 degrees) and about to turn left to its final approach into the wind. This puts the airplane South of the airport at 130 degrees. (actually SSE).

  11. This Guy on September 9, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    1:16:00 High density altitude is like 10′ or 50′ vs a low density altitude of like 400′ right? Would not high density altitude mean that your propeller would be more efficient with a more dense air? High altitude density would make the propeller less efficient as you gain altitude.

  12. Nishat Malik on September 9, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    For which country this is for

  13. Kermit Gray on September 9, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I just took and passed my test today. This video helped, as did others. The test was much harder than I anticipated. You better know the material.

  14. Gopherus Agassizii on September 9, 2021 at 10:48 pm


  15. Jumpy Wizard on September 9, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I think its up to 2500ft because it’s asking for the area BETWEEN minot and Adubon Lake

  16. Judith Pishnery on September 9, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Really good info, but please stop moving the curser around, that was so annoying.

  17. Gary Lazo on September 9, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Sha shown ee An Indian tribe

  18. Ian Whiting on September 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    At 1:52:55 is the question about the terrain elevation between Minot and Audobon Lake, with the answer being 2000′ MSL to 2500′ MSL, and there’s confusion because there are elevations listed in the tan area that go above 2500′ MSL. But those values are the elevations of the towers, not the terrain. Each of those elevation numbers has a tower height right below it. If you subtract one from the other, you’ll get the elevation of the terrain at the base of each structure, and you’ll see that the terrain in that area does, in fact, stay between 2000′ and 2500′ MSL.

  19. Mark Salamack on September 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    You lost me with the jumping all over with the cursor and skipping over questions…I can see how this could be helpful, but it is not necessary to belabor how important the FAA finds the details..thank you for your effort

  20. Tim Conroy on September 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Answer for 1:52:57 is a tricky one. They want you to reverse calculate the MEF – Maximum Elevation Figure. For Area 1 – mostly man made obstacles in this area. So, the MEF is 2 thousand, 1 hundred for area 1. So, we minus the 100 and we get 2000. In Area 2, there is predominately natural obstacles. So here we add 100 with an additional buffer of 200 added for a total of 300. If we subtract 300 from 2,800 we get 2,500. This fits the answer perfectly. I think the question is worded poorly. The previous question, you multiply 60 times the .9 of the 46.9N which will give you 46.54 N. Do the same for the other.

  21. Utyobko13 on September 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    It’s always interesting to learn something new besides flying drones just for fun that doesn’t require to have this yet like for me flying for fun. Awareness that there is more up there and below to learn and follow even in a clear sky.Thank you for sharing.

  22. BadLuck FPV on September 9, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    2021 update: I used this and the Tony Northrop video as well as reading the 2016 FAA study guide and only passed with a 73 percent.

    Question subject which I did not know the answers to included RFID, Night flying, flying over crowds and drones with switchable settings/modes of flight, default airspace designations when no designations are made on the sectional chart. Pre approved situations as they relate to CRM.

    I’m not the most studious person so take this with a grain of salt but there was a lot I didn’t know. ✌✌

  23. john j on September 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    .55 -55 lbs. why do you say its less than 55 lbs?

  24. Ian Whiting on September 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    At 1:45:19, you say that the uncontrolled airspace within the magenta circle goes up to 700′ AGL or 1200′ AGL "depending on the situation". The area inside the magenta circle, i.e. on the lighter side of the magenta line (called a "vignette"), is uncontrolled up to 700′ AGL. The area outside that circle, i.e. on the darker side of the vignette, is uncontrolled up to 1200′ AGL.

  25. JACKSON RC AVIATION on September 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Very Informative 😎

  26. Jeff Francis on September 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Took first test today and got a 68% they threw me off hard lol

  27. Charles Mengel on September 9, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I don’t think the question at 1:27:54 has as much to do with wind as you might think. I think it’s more about the direction of planes. If planes circle runways to the left, and you can see the direction of the runway, then the plane has to be South… because its next turn left will be on the runway. I could be completely wrong, but that’s what made me think the answer was South.

  28. bufo Dos on September 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    this guy talks so slow even at 2X

  29. Tim Conroy on September 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Passed the test on 08/2/2021. 88%. A few very poorly worded questions on categories.

  30. Andrew Henriques on September 9, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Just passed my test with an 82 (04/27/2021) Make sure you study the new rules from FAA. Night flying, transponders, etc. Also bring a magnifying glass with a light on it if you don’t want to go blind. Lastly DON"T have anything in your pockets, or a hat or a watch. They made me put everything in a bag, including my cough drops.

  31. Tranquility on September 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    The question in regards to the 2,000 to 2500 answer. If you draw a straight line between the 2 the average is right. That’s my opinion

  32. Peter Willcome on September 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Just took my exam and got a 87%! Watched this video and Tony’s video along with a couple short ones on sectional charts. Most of the answers I was very well prepared for, there were some that came up that were not in any video that I watched. Lots of tricky questions, so read carefully and think about what they want you to answer.

  33. Tony Korologos on September 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Shoshone is pronounced: show-show-knee

  34. bigredsunstudio on September 9, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I appreciate your being straightforward about what doesn’t make sense to you. Much better than guessing and leaving us confused. The terrain question: you can get a pretty good sense of the lay of the land using the straight elevation numbers from the ten airports, and three uc towers, and the calculated base elevation of the twenty-five or so completed towers (base elevation = elevation msl – elevation agl). I’m still not solid on the location relative to the runway thing. Two things regarding that which I am trying to confirm is that wind direction is always given in terms of the direction from which it comes, and that runways have two hyphenated numbers which are polar opposites and are used depending on which direction the wind is coming from which dictates which direction the planes should take off and land. Pretty confusing stuff. Anyway thank you for your taking the time to put this together.

  35. Meghan Dyer on September 9, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Question at 1:50:54 Here’s the math for the first coordinate: 60 x .9 = 54 minutes. So the first coordinate is 46°54’N. For the second coordinate: 60 x .6 = 36 minutes. This yields 98°36’W. This places you inside the dashed magenta outline of Class E airspace. You must receive authorization from ATC to fly there.

  36. Captain Jocassee on September 9, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    There was 666 comments so I had to add this ☝️

  37. Janveer Sandhu on September 9, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Bought Mavic Air 2S, scheduled my exam for 2 days later, went through Tony’s video (twice), this video once at 1.75 and slowed it down where I was weak. Practiced all test questions using prepware app ($5) once. Passed the exam at 75% – Crashed my drone the next day. Thank God for DJI Refresh! Lesson – practice test flights in open and safe place especially if it’s your first drone. Good luck to all!

  38. Fun With Truong Family on September 9, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Just got test today and i fail 🙁 5/17/2021 the test was so difficult

  39. Freefall123 on September 9, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you for this video, watched this day before test and passed with 78%!! No other paid courses!!

  40. Brandon Arvay on September 9, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Runway 31 refers to 310-degree takeoff (runway pointing toward 310-degrees.

  41. jonathon lewis on September 9, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Passed my test today. This video along with several others help tremendously. Search YouTube for different study materials. Now to put my certification to work in the Auburn – Montgomery, AL area.

  42. Michael Moerbe on September 9, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Excellent, thank you for going into detail.

  43. Ian Whiting on September 9, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    At 2:24:05, where it asks what is most a most likely characteristic of a stable air mass, you say that two of the answers are possibly correct: showery precipitation and poor surface visibility. As discussed previously in the video, showery precipitation is a characteristic of an unstable air mass, so the only correct answer is poor surface visibility.

  44. Mario Salinas on September 9, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Passed the FAA Part 107 Exam today with a 92%. Thank you for helpful video.

  45. jray9242 on September 9, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    How can we access the test site you are showing? I went there a entered the URL for what you are showing and it’s not there. Thank you for a great presentation.

  46. jdp1956 on September 9, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    I just took the test this morning on 6/04/21 and passed with a 95% score. This video really helped me but make sure you know the concept behind the question and the correct answer. The questions are VERY similar but not exactly the same. If you grasp the concept you’ll do fine. Make sure you brush up on Remote ID, Flying over people, Flying over vehicles and night flying. Also, make sure you know the different categories of drones like 1,2,3,4 and the requirements of each. I had a total of maybe 6 questions having to do with night flying, flying over people and vehicle. Notice I said VEHICLES, not just cars,lol. Also make sure your familiar with the charts and longitude’s and latitudes. Good luck !

  47. Nathan on September 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    04/29/2021 I took my Part 107 exam today and passed thanks to you! I passed with a 78% I was hoping for better but ill take it. They did have a few questions regarding the new night time regulations and how that has changed.

  48. RV America on September 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks for the video & explanations — VERY helpful, I take my test tomorrow and with yours and others help I feel confident on passing! Thanks again!
    Danny & Lynn

  49. Zephyr Aerials on September 9, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    First off: THANK YOU for your free video here, it was hugely helpful. However, now in Summer 2021, you might want to put up front: the test has changed! Your work was still applicable, but those practice tests only got me about 60% of the way there. If you are watching this video after June 2021, be ready to have a number of additional or differently worded questions… the FAA question bank has changed or was added to. Good luck, all!

  50. Ian Whiting on September 9, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    This is a very helpful video and I expect I’m going to ace the drone pilot exam. But I’d like to help you understand the questions that ask "Where is the aircraft relative to the runway?" You keep saying you need to know the wind direction. You don’t need to know the wind direction; you just need to know that the plane is, for example, on left base to runway 31. You clearly understand the four legs of of the traffic pattern, so the question gives you everything you need to know in order to mentally "see" where the plane is with respect to the airport. Wind direction is irrelevant, but if it matters to you, you can assume that the plane is lining up for runway 31 because the wind is blowing from, say, 280. But again, it’s not important.

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