Drone 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. 

Flight Operations

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.

Remote Pilot certificates for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) is now on IACRA.
IACRA is the web-based certification/rating application. It uses electronic signatures to protect the information's integrity, eliminates paper forms, and prints temporary certificates.

FAQ's (FAA Website)

sUAS Airman Certification Standards
SAFO (Safety Alerts for Operators)
14 CFR part 107, subpart A; AC 107-2
14 CFR parts 47, 48 and 107, subpart B
14 CFR part 107, subpart C; D
14 CFR part 71;  FAA-H-8083-25; AIM;  SAFO 10015
AC 150/5200-32
SAFO 15010, SAFO 10017, SAFO 09013
Regulations relating to sUAS rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation

Effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance

Small unmanned aircraft loading

Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft

Emergency procedures

Crew resource management

Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures

14 CFR part 107 does not apply to: 

Model aircraft that meet the criteria in 14 CFR part 101.41 (AC 91-57)

Amateur rockets

Moored balloons or unmanned free balloons


Operations conducted outside the United States

Public aircraft operations

Air carrier operations

Basic things you must know for flying under the small UAS rule (14 CFR part 107):

Pilot Requirements:
Must be at least 16 years old.
Must pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center and
must be vetted by the TSA.
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 www.faasafety.gov to satisfy this requirement.

Aircraft Requirements:
Less than 55 lbs.
Must be registered

Operating Rules:
Class G airspace*
Must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight)*
Must fly under 400 feet*
Must fly during the day*
Must fly at or below 100 mph*
Must yield right of way to manned aircraft*
Must NOT fly over people*
Must NOT fly from a moving vehicle*
* All of these rules are subject to waiver