AUVSI, King Schools Launch Online Drone Pilot Ground School and Test Prep Course



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AUVSI, King Schools Launch Online Drone Pilot Ground School and Test Prep Course

Industry group and aviation training school partner to ensure commercial UAS operators know the rules before taking flight

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today announced a new partnership with the King Schools to provide commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators with the training they need to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate, a requirement under the Federal Aviation Administration’s recently-implemented small UAS rule.

“Now that we have rules governing the commercial operations of UAS, we want to ensure people understand and follow these rules before taking flight,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “King Schools’ decades of experience in providing top-rated, computer-based aviation training made them the right partner for us. With their expertise, there is now a credible training course to assist UAS operators in studying for the FAA’s aeronautical knowledge test in order to obtain the Remote Pilot Certificate.”

The small UAS rule, also known as Part 107, went into effect on Aug. 29, 2016. Among the regulatory requirements, commercial UAS operators must pass an aeronautical knowledge test and obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate with a small UAS rating. The certificate must be renewed every two years. The online Drone Pilot Ground School and Test Prep Course is designed to provide operators with information about the test, as well as flying safely and responsibly in the National Airspace System (NAS).

"AUVSI is the perfect partner to best serve our customers," said Martha King, co-founder of King Schools. “Their expertise was extremely beneficial in putting the course together. Their knowledge and experience will continue to be an invaluable contribution to us and the entire drone community.”

King Schools is a leader in FAA test preparation, providing video courses to pilots at all levels for over four decades. Hundreds of thousands of people have relied on King Schools courses to pass their FAA tests, and its latest offering is designed to extend the same caliber of test preparation materials to commercial UAS operators.

More information about the course and how to register can be found here, or by calling (800) 854-1001.

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The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. For more information, visit

About King Schools
For over 40 years, students and pilots at all levels have enjoyed King Schools´ clear, simple and fun video courses. King Schools estimates that over 50% of the pilots flying in the U.S. today have learned with King. The company is also a leader in on-line pilot certification and avionics training for pilots of high-performance and turbine aircraft.