FAA Drone Laws & Regulations

FAA Drone Laws & Regulations

Special Rules for Drones
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

I am using my drone for…
Fun Work
Do I need a pilot’s license?
No Yes
Do I need to register my drone with the FAA?
If it’s heavier than .55 lbs If it’s heavier than .55 lbs
Where can I fly my drone?
5 miles or more away from any airport Class G airspace
What other rules do I need to know about?
Always yield right of way to manned aircraft
Aircraft must be less than 55 lbs
Must follow community-based safety guidlines
Must notify airport and air traffic control tower before flying within 5 miles of an airport
Educational or recreational flying only
Must have pre-flight check to ensure aircraft is safe for operating
Must keep the aircraft in sight
Must fly under 400 feet, during day, and at or below 100 mph
Must yield right of way to manned aircraft
Must NOT fly over people
Must NOT fly from a moving vehicle

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