Recreational Drone Laws – What you Need to Know before your Fly your Drone

Recreational Drone Laws – What you Need to Know before your Fly your Drone

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.

It’s also very important to carefully follow all local laws in your community. For more details please watch the video.

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  1. Christa Seymour on December 15, 2021 at 12:01 pm


  2. Prohodaction on December 15, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Beautfiul work ! 🙂

  3. Phillip Overman on December 15, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Good job and thanks

  4. Anish Manandhar on December 15, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    My drone weighs 595 g and I used for recreational activities only. Do I need to register my drone because it weighs more than 250 g if I am using only for recreational activities?
    Also, from where we can take authorisation to fly drone, in some areas it will ask for the authorisations and i have no idea from where we need to get it?

  5. Toby Greene on December 15, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks – I am thinking of getting the small DJI drone – the mini? Do I need to register this? I want a drone but cannot be bothered doing the test either

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