Pilot - Remote Pilot - 14 CFR Part 107
Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) weighing less than 55 pounds
The FAA has created a new category of Pilot License (Airman Certificate). The new category is called "Remote
Pilot." A Remote Pilot certificate will be required for the commercial
operation of drones. Examples of commercial operation include real estate
aerial video and photography, precision agriculture survey and inspection of
utility and energy infrastructure.
Fly under Daylight Visual Flight Rules conditions.
(basically 3 miles visibility and 500 feet below any cloud cover, and never above 400 feet over the ground.
Remain within visual line of sight of our Aerial System.
Never fly over any person who is not participating in the operation.
Never fly near other aircraft.
Never fly near emergency responders.
Never fly near or over stadiums, sports events or over groups of people.
Never fly within 5 miles of an airport without first contacting and coordinating with Air Traffic Control.
Effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance
Small unmanned aircraft loading
Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft
Crew resource management
preflight inspection procedures
14 CFR part 107 does not apply to:
aircraft that meet the criteria in 14 CFR part 101.41 (AC 91-57)
Moored balloons or unmanned free balloons
Operations conducted outside the United States
Public aircraft operations