ASTM WK11425

    New Practice for Private Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot Practical Test Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Single-Engine Land (SEL) Remote Control and Autonomous/Semiautonomous

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F38.03 | Committee F38 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice defines the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of unmanned aircraft pilots to be able to fly unmanned aircraftsingle-engine land (SEL) not for hire. 1.2 The private unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pilot practical test standards (PTS)-unmanned aircraft include the areas of operation and tasks that will demonstrate the pilots ability to fly the unmanned aircraft safely and proficiently. 1.3 This practice does not apply to pilots who will fly mini/small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) not for hire within visual range of the pilot, mini/small UASs being those UASs listed as lightly regulated. 1.4 This practice provides a PTS intended to meet the Civil Aviation Authoritys (CAA) requirements for issuing private UAS pilot authorizations. 1.5 The values given in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only. 1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    This standard is needed so that individuals who wish to fly unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) for their own private use (not for hire) will have certification showing they have mastered knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to fly their aircraft safely within prescribed FAA regulations.


    private UAS pilot; single-engine land; UAV; unmanned aircraft; unmanned aircraft pilot; unmanned aircraft practical test standard

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Scott Morgan

    Draft Under Development