Approved: FAA Part 107 Operations Begin

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Remote Pilot Certification

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Pass an aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center*
  • Undergo Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) security screening

For more information about how to get a Remote Pilot Certificate, visit Remote Pilot Certification.

*A person who already holds a pilot certificate issued under 14 CFR part 61 and has successfully completed a flight review within the previous 24 months can complete a part 107 online training course at to satisfy this requirement.

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Registration Requirements

Unmanned aircraft not flown under section 336 must be registered under part 107.

More information about the registration process is available through UAS Registration.

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Part 107 Operating Rules

  • Unmanned aircraft must weigh less than 55 pounds, including payload, at takeoff
  • Fly in Class G airspace*
  • Keep the unmanned aircraft within visual line-of-sight*
  • Fly at or below 400 feet*
  • Fly during daylight or civil twilight*
  • Fly at or under 100 mph*
  • Yield right of way to manned aircraft*
  • Do not fly directly over people*
  • Do not fly directly over people* (The term “over” refers to the flight of the small unmanned aircraft directly over any part of a person.)

For more detailed operating rules, please see:

*These rules are subject to waiver. For more information about applying for waivers, visit Request a Waiver.

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