PITTSBURGH — The Federal Aviation Administration selected Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center to administer The Recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Test. CCAC is the only organization in Pennsylvania and among just 16 nationally approved to give the online test, which Congress required to be developed as part of 2018 legislation.
TRUST provides recreational drone flyers with aeronautical safety knowledge and an overview of the rules for operating drones. Those who pass the test are issued a completion certificate, which they are required to show if asked by FAA or law enforcement.
CCAC said its officials worked closely with the FAA for several months to get the testing platform designed and approved. The college partnered with Turbine, a Pittsburgh-based software and online learning company, to develop the testing platform.
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