FAA Resources

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) also known as Drones

FAA has a number of resources available to operators and stakeholders regarding UAS operations, safety, regulation, and guidance.

UAS Regulations and Policies

All operating rules, regulations, policy, and guidance pertaining to UAS are available here.

UUsers of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) must:

  • Register your aircraft, registermyuas.faa.gov
  • Obtain an FAA remote pilot certificate – FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Test Prep Material is available here.
  • Follow FAA Regulations
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Fly a UAS weighing less than 55 lbs
  • Perform a pre-flight check to ensure the flight can be conducted safely
  • Fly only within class G airspace (Class B, C, D and E airspace needs FAA approval)
  • Fly within visual line of sight*
  • Fly at or below 400 feet*
  • Fly at or below 100 mph*
  • Yield right of way to manned aircraft*
  • Do not fly over people*

       * You may apply for waiver to these rules


The FAA may pursue enforcement action against anyone who operates an unmanned aircraft system in violation of FAA regulations.
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