Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operating Handbook FAA-H-8083-24

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operating Handbook FAA-H-8083-24

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working on a new handbook for remote pilots, which is called “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operating Handbook FAA-H-8083-24”. The release date is yet to be determined. This handbook will be an excellent study guide for the part 107 drone pilot license in the United States.

A must-read for every new and current remote/UAV pilot! This handbook will teach you everything you need to know to become a safe, competent, and confident drone operator. This is your best source to study for your part 107 written exam. It is geared towards commercial operators but also for recreational flyers preparing for their FAA TRUST certificate. Like us on Facebook to be the first to know when and where you can get this handbook:


  1. Introduction to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS
  2. Various sUAS Categories, Components, & Systems
  3. Aerodynamics & Performance
  4. Small Unmanned Aircraft Loading and Weight & Balance
  5. Powerplants, Fuel, & Batteries
  6. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS Maintenance & Inspection
  7. Physiological Factors (Including Drugs & Alcohol) Affecting Pilot Performance
  8. Transporting & Assembling the Aircraft & Preflight Procedures
  9. Aviation Weather, Forecasts, & Current Conditions
  10. Weather Considerations & the Effects of Weather on Small Unmanned Aircraft Performance
  11. Aeronautical Decision-Making, Judgment, & Crew Resource Management
  12. Emergency Procedures, Accident Reporting, & Other Abnormal Situations
  13. National Airspace System, LAANC Airspace Authorization, TFR’s, Remote ID

It is essential for pilots using this handbook to also become familiar with the following publications:

Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge FAA-H-8083-25C

Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement FAA-CT-8080-2H

Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Airman Certification Standards FAA-S-ACS-10B

AC 107-2A Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Advisory Circular

Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Study Guide FAA-G-8082-22

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