trust-logo     The Recreational UAS Safety Test
 

If you haven't done this yet you need to complete it ASAP.

The FAA now requires all recreational flyers to pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The FAA defines a "Recreational Flyer" as a person operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) weighing less than fifty-five pounds exclusively for recreational purposes. This includes airplanes and helicopters as well as multi-rotors. If it flies and we control it remotely, the rule applies. Although the test is really directed at multi-rotors, the rule applies to ALL UAS.

The on-line test cannot be failed. If you answer wrong, it will tell you why and prompt you to answer again until you give the correct answer. Once completed, you must save and print the certificate it produces. Your on-line information disappears and cannot be re-printed from the site. Once printed it never expires, but if you lose it, you must take the test all over again. The certificate must be available on demand by the FAA or any law enforcement agency. The test is free but must be accomplished at a "TRUST" approved site. It takes about thirty minutes to complete, depending on how fast of a reader you are.

More information is available here:

www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/knowledge_test_updates

Here is a video that explains it more simply:
   www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFyfZ6d569s

Here is a link to a site that is approved for testing & issuing certificates:
   trust.pilotinstitute.com

The AMA also has a test site:
   trust.modelaircraft.org

The AMA site is rather slow; We recommend using the first one. There are others, but they must display the "TRUST" logo to be a valid testing site.

Flying just gets more and more interesting as time goes by.
Please get your certificate and be safe. But most of all, let's have fun!