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Drone Program

Interested in becoming a Drone Pilot with Zeeland Township Fire Department? You can do it!!

Here is what you need to know about getting your Federal Aviation Administration UAS Pilot License

Below are the Steps that I have personally found that make getting your License much easier. Feel free to study and prepare however you feel best. Below are just some suggested steps to get you there.


1. Watch this Video for a general understanding of the FAA Part 107 Testing and whats on the Test

2. Read through the FAA Published Study Guide

3. Take this online practice Test

4. Watch this video after you take the above Practice Test. It will walk you through the answers and explanations to the Practice Test

5. When you are ready to take your Test, call and schedule an appointment at the FAA Testing Center listed below and let them know you need to take your Part 107 UAS Test:

WMU College of Aviation                              
3300 Sixth Avenue. 
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: (269) 964-5073

6. After you pass your test,  

  1. Register using the FAA IACRA system

  2. Login with username and password

  3. Click on "Start New Application" and

    1.  Application Type "Pilot",

    2.  Certifications "Remote Pilot"

    3.  Other Path Information

    4.  Start Application

  4. Follow application prompts

  5. When prompted, enter the 17-digit Knowledge Test Exam ID (NOTE: it may take up to 48 hours from the test date for the knowledge test to appear in IACRA)

  6. Sign the application electronically and submit for processing.

  7. A confirmation email will be sent when an applicant has completed the TSA security background check. This email will provide instructions for printing a copy of the temporary remote pilot certificate from IACRA.

  8. A permanent remote pilot certificate will be sent via mail once all other FAA-internal processing is complete.

  9. Have your Remote Pilot Certificate available whenever you fly your UAS.

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