About The Instructor

Flight Instructor

Jonathan Rupprecht

Forbes, Newsweek, Inc., Politico, NPR, HuffPost, The Hill, and many other sources have cited or quoted Jonathan Rupprecht who is a drone lawyer and a commercial pilot with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. He is also an FAA certificated airplane flight instructor and instrument flight instructor. Jonathan authored a drone book being used at multiple universities around the U.S. He also created the popular Drone Operator's Logbook. He co-authored a legal treatise on unmanned aircraft that was published by the American Bar Association. He has worked on the Taylor v. FAA cases in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals which resulted in the drone registration regulations as applied to 336 model aircraft being struck down as illegal.

How to be confident at determining where you can fly your drone so you can fly safely without having to look over your shoulder for the FAA even when you have little to no aviation background.

Do any of these statements accurately reflect you?

"I'm wasting time trying to digest all these different types of airspace. There are like a million different symbols. Where do I even start? Help!"

“I'm unsure of where I can fly. I read the free study material online but I don't want to get in trouble."

"I want to learn from someone who is an FAA certificated flight instructor and not some self-proclaimed flight instructor."

"I want to be trained for real life, not some test."

"I want someone to show me step-by-step what I should check for."

If you found yourself saying, “That’s me!” to any of those statements, this course is for you.

This course has over 40 videos, 114 multiple choice questions, and a checklist to help you review what you need to check before you fly.

What is Covered in This Course

  • 1


    • How to use this course.

  • 2

    Airspace Classifications

  • 3

    Operational Requirements

    • Weather Minimums for Airspace

    • QUIZ- Weather Minimums for Airspace

    • ATC Authorizations and Related Operating Limitations

    • QUIZ- ATC Authorizations and Related Operating Limitations

    • Operations Near Airports (Part 1)

    • QUIZ - Operations Near Airports (Part 1)

    • Operations Near Airports (Part 2)

    • QUIZ - Operations Near Airports (Part 2)

    • Federal Laws

    • Interference with wildfire suppression, law enforcement, or emergency response effort by operation of unmanned aircraft

    • QUIZ - Federal Laws

    • Potential Flight Hazards

    • QUIZ-Potential Flight Hazards

    • The Purpose of NOTAMs

    • NTAP Important Update

    • D and Pointer NOTAMs

    • QUIZ- D and Pointer NOTAMS

    • FDC and SAA NOTAMs


    • How to File a NOTAM and Other Stuff

    • QUIZ-How to File a NOTAM

  • 4

    Airspace Resources

    • Charts (Sectional and Terminal)

    • QUIZ- Charts (Sectional and Terminal)

    • How to Read Latitude and Longitude

    • QUIZ- How to Read Latitude and Longitute

    • Notice to Airmen Publication (NTAP) Update

    • Chart Resources (Chart Supplement & Aeronautical Chart User's Guide)

    • QUIZ- Chart Resources (Chart Supplement & Aeronautical Chart User's Guide)

    • FAA UAS Data Map with Flight Restrictions and UAS Airport Facility Maps

    • notams.aim.faa.gov (NOTAM Search)

    • tfr.faa.gov (for Flight Restrictions)

    • Skyvector.com

    • sua.faa.gov (Special Use Airspace Website)

    • Website Resources

    • FAA Publications: AIM, Airmen Certification Standards, Advisory Circulars, Notices and Orders, Manuals.

    • QUIZ- FAA Publications: AIM, Airmen Certification Standards, Advisory Circulars, Notices and Orders, Manuals.

    • Other Resources

    • 1800wxbrief.com

  • 5

    How-To Do a Pre-Flight

    • Airspace Pre-Flight Inspection Checklist (Use With Next Video)

    • NTAP Update

    • How to do a Pre-Flight Airspace Familiarization & Inspection (Step-by-Step)

  • 6

    Complex Airspace Examples Explained

  • 7


    • Conclusion

Are you ready to start learning so you can fly confidently? 

Frequently Asked Questions:

When was this video course created?

It was published in May 2019.

How long is this course?

The course is over 4 hours of video.

How long will I have access to the course?
364 days.

After I finish the course, can I go back later and review the materials, retake quizzes, etc.?

Does your course cover all the material I need to pass the remote pilot knowledge test?

This course was designed specifically for the airspace, chart reading, and requirements section portion which makes up 15-25% of the initial knowledge exam and 30-40% of the recurrent knowledge exam. 

Will we be able to use one course to train and retrain the entire staff?

No, here’s why. (1) Each person would be quizzed which forces retention of the material and (2) each completion certificate has their name on it.  The certificate acts as documentation of training in case of an FAA audit. The student has access to the course for a year. If you have more than 4 people going through the course, contact us and we can arrange a discount.

Do you offer group pricing for 10 or more students?
Yes, email us the details.

Can we pay via one purchase order for our group?
Yes, email us the details. We can do one purchase order to get started.

I downloaded a free study guide off the internet to study for the exam. How this course any different?

This course was designed to teach you the knowledge you need to know so you can fly confidently in the United States. Great effort was put into this course to point out things rarely talked about that are of great importance. Furthermore, I know of no other study guides that have over 100 + quiz questions designed by a current flight instructor who is also a practicing aviation attorney.