Minnesota-based FAA Part 107 Test Prep and Flight Training

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FAA Drone Pilot Certification

FAA rules allow anyone who passes an FAA knowledge test to fly drones commercially. This FAA certification is required for all drone operations, except those that are purely for recreation.

If you do any of the following, you will need to hold an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate:

  • Aerial photography
  • Land surveys and mapping
  • Mining and aggregates
  • Industrial equipment inspections
  • Agricultural surveillance
  • Construction site surveys
  • Public safety, security, and law enforcement
Joel Roggenkamp

Who Is The Class For?

This class is for drone pilots who want to become FAA Certified for Commercial Operations.
The main focus of the class is preparing you for the FAA exam and getting your Remote Pilot License. Because the focus is on passing the FAA exam rather than how to fly drones, the class is appropriate for beginners and experienced pilots alike.
Convenient Locations
In-person drone classes at or our classroom in Eagan.
Affordable Tuition
Cost for the entire course, including all study materials, is only $399.
Complete FAA Knowledge Test Preparation
You will learn everything you need to know in order to pass the FAA exam and operate your drone safely.


You'll learn all of the following:

  • Legal and regulatory considerations for drone operations
  • Certification requirements and operating rules
  • Obtaining waivers for select operating rules
  • National Airspace System
  • Classification of airspace
  • Special use airspace
  • Temporary Flight Restrictions and Notices to Airmen
  • Air traffic control
  • Airport operations
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Power systems
  • Radio receivers, transmitters, and telemetry
  • Care, operation, and maintenance of lithium batteries
  • Aircraft loading, weight and balance
  • Meterological factors in small unmanned aircraft flight
  • Flight crews, crew resource management, and aeronautical decision making
  • Aeromedical and psychological factors
  • Preflight operations
  • Normal operations
  • Emergency operations
  • Accident reporting requirements and procedures
  • Aircraft maintenance and airworthiness requirements
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Minnesota-based FAA Part 107 Test Prep and Flight Training

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What's Included

This is a two-day, in-person class. You'll walk away with all course materials, including slides, worksheets, and reference materials. You'll also walk away with clear direction on how to further your skills and step-by-step instructions for getting your FAA license. Tuition also includes the Remote Pilot Resource Pack:

  • Free access to our eight hour online video course
  • Practice exams
  • Twin Cities Aeronautical Sectional Chart
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Terminal Area Chart
  • North Central Chart Supplement (Airport/Facilities Directory)
  • Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Airman's Information Manual
  • Drone Pilot Quick Reference Guide
  • Study Checklists

Meet The Instructor

Joel Roggenkamp


M.Ed., Business and Industry Education, University of Minnesota

FAA Certifications

Private Pilot License, Airplane Single Engine Land, with Instrument Rating
Remote Pilot Certificate with sUAS Rating


Joel Roggenkamp is a friendly and experienced educator and aviator who takes a student-centered approach to his teaching. He earned his flight ratings through the aviation program at St. Cloud State University. His teaching career began when he accepted a position as Aerospace Education Officer in his local Civil Air Patrol squadron. He has five years of experience teaching at the high school level and is currently an instructor at South Central College.

His aviation experience includes Cessna 152s and 172s, and most recently, flight time in a light sport Pipistrel Alpha. As well, Joel has been building and flying small unmanned aircraft systems for over ten years and is very excited to see where the industry will go. He's been helping pilots earn their FAA drone certificates since 2016.

Our Clients


Best Buy
Marathon Petroleum
Ron Schara Productions
Grand View Lodge
Hibbing Taconite
Orbital ATK
KIMT-TV Rochester
WEAU-TV Eau Claire
Anderson Companies
Ulland Brothers Construction
Nodak Insurnace
Dyno Nobel
Barr Engineering
Cleveland Cliffs
Superior Industries
Conflict Resolution Group

Government / Education

City of Minneapolis
City of St. Paul
City of St. Cloud
City of Maplewood
City of Edina
City of Wadena
City of Oakdale
US Dept. of Agriculture
Morrison County, MN
St. Louis County, MN
Hubbard County, MN
Belle Plaine Public Schools
Waconia Pulbic Schools
Morris Public Schools
Greenway Public Schools
Minnetonka Public Schools
Morris Public Schools

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