About The Instructor

Flight Instructor

Jonathan Rupprecht

New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, Inc., Politico, NPR, HuffPost, The Hill, and many other sources have cited or quoted Jonathan Rupprecht who is a practicing 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. (CFI/CFII) He co-authored a legal treatise on unmanned aircraft that was published by the American Bar Association. He has helped many clients achieve numerous exemptions, waivers (beyond the line of sight, 500 drone light shows, over people, etc.) operating certificates, and airspace authorizations over the years and brings that experience to his teaching. He has worked on numerous high-profile legal cases such as the Taylor v. FAA cases in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals which resulted in the drone registration regulations being struck down as illegal. He was the arguing attorney in the RaceDayQuads LLC lawsuit seeking to strike down the remote ID regulations as illegal. He has also been involved in numerous enforcement cases on the defense side of FAA investigations or criminal prosecutions against drone pilots.
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 a real FAA-certificated flight instructor and not some self-proclaimed flight instructor or someone not familiar with drones."

"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. Everyone expects me to put all of the pieces together."

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

This course has over 40 videos, 100+ multiple-choice questions, and a checklist to help you review what you need to check before you fly.

This course is designed to cover everything in the remote pilot airmen certification standards II. Airspace Classification and Operating Requirements Task A and Task B.

What is Covered in This Course

  • 1


    • How to use this course.

    • Regulatory Update.

  • 2

    Airspace Classifications

    • Material You Can Use Throughout The Course and During The Quizzes

    • Intro & Airspace Basics

    • QUIZ- Intro and Airspace Basics

    • B,C, and D Airspace

    • QUIZ- B,C, and D Airspace

    • Class E and G Airspace

    • QUIZ - Class E and G Airspace

    • Airspace Look Alikes

    • QUIZ- Look Alikes

    • Airspace Dimensions

    • QUIZ - Airspace Dimensions

    • Part 73- Restricted and Prohibited Areas

    • QUIZ - Part 73- Restricted and Prohibited Areas

    • Parts 91 and 99 Flight Restrictions

    • QUIZ - Parts 91 and 99 Flight Restrictions

    • Part 93 Special Air Traffic Rules

    • QUIZ - Part 93-Special Air Traffic Rules

    • Airspace is Complex and Can Change

    • Correction

    • QUIZ - Airspace Is Complex and Can Change

    • Special Use Airspace

    • QUIZ - Special Use Airspace

    • Other Airspace Areas (Part 1)

    • QUIZ-Other Airspace Areas (Part 1)

    • Other Airspace Areas (Part 2)

    • QUIZ- Other Airspace Areas (Part 2)

    • ATC and the NAS

    • QUIZ-ATC and the NAS

  • 3

    Operational Requirements

    • Weather Minimums for Airspace

    • QUIZ- Weather Minimums for Airspace

    • ATC Authorizations and Related Operating Limitations

    • Correction

    • 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

    • Correction

    • 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

    • UPDATE

    • The Purpose of NOTAMs

    • 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

    • Night Flying and Lighting

  • 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

    • Miami

    • Orlando, Florida

    • San Diego, California

    • Tampa, Florida

    • Atlanta, Georgia

    • Phoenix, Arizona

    • Los Angeles, California

    • Chicago, Illinois

    • San Francisco, California

  • 7


    • Conclusion

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long is this course?

The course is over 4 hours of video.

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. It also includes many other things that are not included on the knowledge test but are extremely useful for everyday life.

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 a 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.  (rpic at rupprechtdrones.com)

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

I downloaded a free study guide from the internet to study for the exam. How is 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 PLUS many other things not covered by many other study guides. Why? Most study guides train people to pass just the test.  Great effort was put into this course to point out things rarely talked about that are of great importance. For example, we talk about some of the criminal laws applicable to drone flying. 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.