The government requires the following in order to safely and legally fly a drone for recreational purposes:
– Keep your drone within the visual line of sight or use a visual observer who is co-located (physically next to) and in direct communication with you.
– Give way to and do not interfere with manned aircraft.
– Fly at or below 400′ in controlled airspace (Class B, C, D, and E) only with prior authorization by using LAANC or Drone Zone.
– Fly at or below 400 feet in Class G (uncontrolled) airspace.
Note: Flying drones in certain airspace is not allowed. Classes of airspace and flying restrictions can be found on our B4UFLY app or the UAS Facility Maps webpage.
– Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) and carry proof of test passage.
– Have a current registration, mark (PDF) your drones on the outside with the registration number, and carry proof of registration with you.
– Do not operate your drone in a dangerous manner. For example:
– Do not interfere with emergency response or law enforcement activities.
– Do not fly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Individuals violating any of these rules, and/or operating in a dangerous manner, may be subject to FAA enforcement action.
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FAA Link: https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/
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