Drone Girl Interviews Abby Speicher On Taking The Part 107 Exam
” Part 107 tests for commercial drone operators became available for the public to take this week. So what is the FAA Part 107 test actually like?
I have yet to take the test myself (as I still have some studying to do), but I called my friend Abby Speicher, who also happens to be the CEO and co-founder of DARTdrones, a drone training company that provides both in-person and online training for the Part 107 test.
Here’s her account of what to expect on the FAA Part 107 test:
Drone Girl: Let’s start by you walking us through what happened when you go there.
Abby Speicher: I went to a local airport, Hanscom Field in Massachusetts, which I had never been to before. I expected it to be a strict testing center. It was cool to see the private jets, and everyone at the test center was really nice. I got there at 8 a.m. on Monday, which was interesting because they said the FAA hadn’t sent them any test materials until just then (when the tests were made available) because it was so secretive.
DG: How many other people were there testing?
AS: No one else was there. They had 5 pilots testing on Monday and 30 all week. They were surprised it was that many!
DG: What was the test process like? “