As we reported the other day, the FAA’s TRUST test is here. TRUST stands for The Recreational UAS Safety Test, and it’s mandatory for all hobbyists/non-commercial drone pilots. We thought we should give it a spin.

So the TRUST test is here. And before long, hobbyists and recreational pilots are expected to carry a paper or electronic copy showing they’ve passed the test (along with registration, for drones weighing 250+ grams) when out flying. We thought it would be a good idea to take the free test, and get a refresher at the same time.

It was painless.

Online test

You really couldn’t ask for a simpler test of skills assessment. The test is structured with knowledge sections, following by mini-quizzes. If you get something wrong, you can take the same quiz over. The knowledge requirements are basic – nowhere near as robust as writing the Part 107 Exam – but do contain all of the basic types of information that a recreational pilot needs to know.

Many of you…