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U.A.S. / Drone information
Requirements imposed by the FAA on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones are constantly changing. For the most up-to-date information, visit the FAA’s UAS website.  

A brief summary of the rules for drones follows: 

    Fly for Fun   Fly for Work
Pilot Requirements   No pilot requirements   Must have Remote Pilot Airman Certificate

Must be 16 years old

Must pass TSA vetting
Aircraft Requirements   Must be registered if over 0.55 lbs.   Must be less than 55 lbs.

Must be registered if over 0.55 lbs. (online)

Must undergo pre-flight check to ensure UAS is in condition for safe operation
Location Requirements   5 miles from airports without prior notification to airport and air traffic control   Class G airspace*

Operating Rules   Must ALWAYS yield right of way to manned aircraft

Must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight)

UAS must be under 55 lbs.

Must follow community-based safety guidelines

Must notify airport and air traffic control tower before flying within 5 miles of an airport
  Must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight)*

Must fly under 400 feet*

Must fly during the day*

Must fly 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*

Example Applications   Educational or recreational flying only   Flying for commercial use (e.g. providing aerial surveying or photography services)

Flying incidental to a business (e.g. doing roof inspections or real estate photography)
Legal or Regulatory Basis   Public Law 112-95, Section 336 – Special Rule for Model Aircraft

FAA Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft
  Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulation (14 CFR) Part 107