The pilot must pass a test of aeronautical knowledge and safety. Besides, he must keep the proof of having passed it satisfactorily and hand it over when required by the Administration or the Authority.
Section 44809 requires the FAA to develop, in consultation with interested parties, the test that can be administered electronically. This test is intended to demonstrate a drone pilot’s knowledge of the aeronautical safety knowledge and rules for operating unmanned aircraft.
The FAA is currently developing such a test; however, during this interim period, pilots who adhere to the other seven conditions under section 44809, may use the Exception for limited recreational unmanned aircraft operations.
The FAA will provide additional guidance and notice when aeronautical knowledge and safety testing becomes available and the date when compliance with this condition is required.