Welcome to The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). This is the Federal Aviation Administration’s course for those who intend to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly called “drones”, under the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft ( 49 United States Code §44809). For the purpose of this course, the term “drone” includes a variety of aircraft such as remote controlled (RC) airplanes, RC helicopters, and quad-copters.

Because drones can be very simple to fly, it is easy to think that there is little risk in flying one. The reality is that drones have collided with other aircraft, injured people, and caused property damage.

That is why safety is everyone’s responsibility. This course is designed to provide you with basic information that will help you fly safely and keep our nation’s airspace safe for everyone.

We are excited to have you join the world of aviation!


During this course, you will learn how to plan your flights and how to fly safely in the National Airspace System (NAS). Completing this course will meet the requirement to pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test required by title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) §44809(a)(7).