FAA rules & regulations

Legal rules and regulations of Drone use by FAA you must know.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a national authority of the United State which was formed for regulating all aspects of civil aviation. Regulating United State commercial space transportation, encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, issuing suspending or revoking pilot certificates, developing and operating a system and navigation of air traffic control both in military and civil aircraft etc are the major function of the Federal Administration (FAA). FAA imposed some rules and regulations upon commercial and non-commercial drone. For imposing several rules and regulations by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that make a great hinder upon drone market growth.

The most powerful restrictions among these that drone operators have to keep their unmanned aircraft within eye shot at all times which orally known as the “line of sight rule”. The line of sight rule can clearly removes the potential fall down of drones on a consumer’s home. When a drone deliver in space there is a chance to drop off anywhere but the rule can make the chance law as well as damage. There are different regulations for commercial use and for recreational use by FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Recreational drone laws are somehow smoother than the commercial drones. Drone Pilot License, Drone Registration, Local Laws & Regulations etc are the mandatory lows for a drone.

Drone Pilot License:

Accordance with FAA a person obtains a remote pilot certificate to fly a drone. It is a common confusion for a drone owner that “is it needed a license to fly my drone?” Yes, you must pass a test at an FAA- approved knowledge testing centre then you will get a drone pilot license. A list of testing centre location is available here. (https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/media/test_centers.pdf)

The approximately charge of the most knowledge testing centres is $150 for an initial exam. After one passes the test, he or she must complete the FAA Airman Certificate and rating Application which is known as IACRA to receive a remote pilot certificate. The validity of a general application is 10 days. Then the applicants receive instructions for printing a temporary airman certificate. The validity of this temporary airman certificate is 120 days. A permanent Remote Pilot Certificate will be mailed by FAA within 120 days. Who fail in the test they can take part again after 14 days.


Drone Registration:

The Federal Aviation Administration released a list of drone registration. You can see the full data by clicking here (https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=85548) it’s included breakdowns by city, as well. Both purpose of using drones hobbyists and non-hobbyists are included. We’ve served a hobbyist information list below by May 12, 2016 at 12:50 PM EST.

State Number of Drone Registrations: Oklahoma 623 Oregon 472 Pennsylvania 1928 Rhode Island 124 South Carolina 531 South Dakota 244 Tennessee 718 Texas 2413 Utah 438 Vermont 271 Virginia 1011 Washington 805 West Virginia 438 Wisconsin 929 Wyoming 116 Alabama 688 Alaska 159 Arizona 590 Arkansas 465 California 3015 Colorado 720 Connecticut 426 District of Columbia 76 Delaware 100 Florida 2221 Georgia 914 Hawaii 195 Indiana 267 Illinois 1532 Indiana 825 Iowa 770

Kansas 611 Kentucky 574 Louisiana 514 Maine 425 Maryland 682 Massachusetts 783 Michigan 1290 Minnesota 1033 Mississippi 318 Missouri 1079 Montana 213 Nebraska 438 Nevada 247 New Hampshire 301 New Jersey 1042 New Mexico 236 New York 2403 North Carolina 1007 North Dakota 244 Ohio 1499

FAA Laws & Regulations:

FAA has sketched a series of guidelines related to drone operation according to the public law 112-95, Section 336 – special Rule for model Aircraft as well as Title 14 of the code of federal Regulation (14 CFR) Part 107. For more about the law and regulation click here (https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/)

The differences between recreational and commercial use blocked out in the table below.

The use of Pilot in Recreational Use and Commercial Use is: None

Remote Pilot Airman Certificate: Must have

The age be at least: 16 years

TSA vetting process: must pass

Aircraft Requirements: If the weight of the aircraft more than 0.55 lbs it must being registered. However it is more than 0.55 lbs and yet not registered than it is exclusively operated in compliance with Section 336 of public Law 112-95, which is the special rule for model aircraft.

Must be less than 55 lbs

Must be registered if the weighs of aircraft more than 0.55 lbs.

Make sure pre-flight checking for safe operating conditions.

Location Requirements: The aircraft must round in five miles; it can’t go out without advance notification five miles far from airport. It must maintain the air traffic and control class G airspace operating rules.

Must yield right of way to manned aircraft at all times

Must keep aircraft in line of sight at all times

UAS must be under less than 55 lbs

Mut always yield right of way to manned aircraft

Must not fly over humans

Must not fly from a moving vehicle

Must follow community-based safety guidelines

Must provide advanced notification to airports and air traffic control to fly drones within five miles of an airport

Must keep aircraft in line of sight at all times

Must remain under 400 feet

Must fly only during daytime

Must fly at or below 100 mph

There is another important part of rules and regulation is local laws and regulation. For details about local laws and regulation keep your eyes in our next article.

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