1. You no longer have to be a private pilot to get your Part 107 Remote Pilot’s
FACT… Under the 333 Exemptions, you needed to be one or have a Pilot in Charge next to you
2. With the new Part 107 Rules, you no longer need a Pilot in Command.
FICTION… Either you or someone working next to you has to have a Part 107 Remote Pilot’s Certificate. There must always be a PIC when flying
3. A visual observer is no longer required.
FACT… This is no longer required but still a good idea for safety purposes.
4. Once I get my Part 107 certificate, I can fly commercially without concern.
FICTION… You must still be able to fly safely, that means proficient control of your aircraft along with being insured for liability and following prescribed safety precautions.
5. The Part 107 will allow me to fly over people if they are aware of my presence.
FICTION… You may not fly within 500 feet of people, especially over them.
6. The Part 107 certificate is awarded to an individual, not a company, organization
or public entity as previously under the 333 Exemptions.
FACT… You are the person passing the exam and who will receive the Remote Pilot’s Certificate.
7. Since my drone weighs less than 55 lbs without any payload it falls under the Part
FICTION… The total weight of the aircraft AND payload must be under 55 lbs.
8. I can fly my drone as far as I want as long as I have visual sight on my monitor or
FICTION… You must keep your aircraft within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) at all times without the aid of binoculars or electronics.
9. Under Part 107, I must register myself and all of my drones with the FAA.
FACT… Under the new rules ALL DRONE OWNERS whether professional or hobbyist must register themselves with the FAA and put their registration number on all aircraft.
10. Night flight is permitted under Part 107.
FICTION… Operations must take place during daylight hours, or within the hours of civil twilight (immediately before sunrise and after sunset)