The Part 107 License

The Commercial License

Last week, I told you, “If we fly a drone, we must have a FAA Pilot’s License.” Then I said, “Let me explain this because it sounds pretty extreme.” In that article, I introduced you to the FREE and easily attained TRUST Certificate, which makes you completely legal to fly a drone if you are only doing it for fun and not making money with it.

This week… let’s talk about stackin’ the paper!

Makin’ Money

If you want to make money flying your drone, you need to get a “Part 107” Pilot License. This is the official document issued by the FAA that proves you have studied and passed an aeronautical test demonstrating that you understand the responsibilities and consequences of flying a drone in the US Airspace.

The Part 107 license is not a hard license to earn but it does require some serious study. All of the information you will need to pass this test is readily available online; there are a ton of really great classes you can take; both free and paid.

When you complete your education, which will probably take about two weeks, you will go to PSI, the company that administers FAA Tests. You must pass this multiple choice exam, which only has 60 questions, with at least a 70% score. There is a small fee for the test, about $100.00.

When you get your Part 107 license, you can go on to fly for fun and profit! The sky is the limit! Real estate, Mapping, Weddings, YouTube Videos… what ever you can think of which might earn you an income!

While the Part 107 is not hard to get, trying to find all the websites and log-ins is a royal pain. That’s why I created, “The Path.” The Path is a collection of links and instructions that take you step-by-step through the entire process. You don’t need to go find anything. Just click through the links and follow the steps; super simple, very easy. Visit to get started.

Is Big Brother Watching?

The bottom line… if you are flying a drone, you need a license. But you may ask, “Who’s gonna know anyway? They aren’t watching me, are they? Do they know I’m flyin’ my drone?


Next week, let’s take a look at the drone’s reporting technology called “Remote ID.” The FAA and Law Enforcement do indeed have the ability to detect drones and operators!





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