Rules & Regs

Got a drone? Whether you're a novice drone pilot or have many years of aviation experience, rules and safety tips exist to help you fly safely in the National Airspace System. Think of these tips as a pre-flight checklist to help you fly safely.  For comprehensive information regarding operating your drone, go to the FAA website at https://www.faa.gov/uas/

Drone Safety Tips

  • Register your drone
  • Fly your drone at or below 400 feet
  • Keep your drone within your line of sight
  • Be aware of FAA Airspace Restrictions
  • Respect privacy
  • Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports
  • Never fly over groups of people, public events, or stadiums full of people
  • Never fly near emergencies such as fires or hurricane recovery efforts
  • Never fly under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Operating Your Drone

The FAA rules you need to follow while flying your drone will depend on what your mission is.