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  • Waiver Guidance for Small UAS Operators

    Concerned that your drone operations don’t meet the requirements of the FAA’s new small unmanned aircraft systems rule? Maybe you want to fly at night, higher than 400 feet or beyond visual line-of-sight. That’s where waivers come in. The FAA's new small drone rule effective August 29 – formally known as Part 107 -- allows for some expanded operations based on technology mitigations if you can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions. Learn more:

    Aug 26, 2016

  • Operating Options Guidance for Small UAS Operators

    The FAA's new small drone rule -- formally known as Part 107 – is effective August 29. Wondering what happens to your Section 333 exemption grant or petition? It’s your choice whether you fly under your exemption or under the new small UAS rule. Compare the conditions and limitations in your exemption and COA to the operating requirements in the new rule to determine which one best addresses your needs.

    Aug 26, 2016

  • Knowledge Test Guidance for Small UAS Operators

    Get ready to take advantage of a new world of opportunities for drone operators on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. We've posted extensive materials, including a test guide and sample questions, to help you prepare for the knowledge test. Review the materials by clicking on the “Part 107 Knowledge Test Prep” button at

    Aug 18, 2016

  • Philadelphia is a No Drone Zone during the Democratic National Convention

    If you're attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, leave your drone at home. Philadelphia is a No Drone Zone during the DNC.

    Jul 21, 2016

  • "I Love My Job."

    FAA air traffic controllers share what they love about their jobs. Take control of your career - apply for entry-level air traffic control specialist positions - August 8-15 - visit for more information.

    Aug 2, 2016