Drone manufacturer Autel promises to reimburse its customers the cost of the FAA’s Remote Pilot Knowledge test. The cost of $150 will be rebated only if the aspiring pilot passes the test. According to Autel Robotics CEO Steve McIrvin, this is done to help customers learn about how drones can increase the profitability, safety and productivity of their businesses.

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A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective.
 

New Part 107 regulations were published in late June. Before the new regulations, flying a drone for commercial purposes required a Section 333 exemption, including a manned aircraft piloting license. With the new regulations in power, drone pilots can get certified for commercial flying by passing a TSA background check and a knowledge exam at an FAA-approved center.