Note, this section is a work in progress, but I have a goal of completing it before August 29.
The written exam to receive the Remote Pilot Certificate with the Small UAS Rating is similar to the written exam for a Private Pilot Certificate. There will be 60 questions selected at random. We won't see the pool of questions before the new rules become effective in late August, 2016, but we do have the draft of the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-10) which provides an outline of what the test questions will cover.
|UAS Topics||Percentage of Items on Test|
|Regulations||15 – 25%|
|Airspace & Requirements||8 – 15%|
|Weather||11 – 16%|
|Loading and Performance||7 – 11%|
|Operations||13 – 18%|
|Total Number of Questions:||60|
|Written Exam- Sample Test Questions|