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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

On December 28, 2020 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced final rules for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones that will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. These rules published on the Federal Register on January 16, 2021.

Whether you're a new drone pilot or have years of experience, rules and safety tips exist to help you fly safely in the national airspace. To get started, be sure to select which type of drone user you are and find out what rules and regulations apply to your specific situation. You can then begin researching where it is safe to fly and when you need approval to fly.

What type of drone flyer are you?

Recreational Flyers and Modeler
Community-Based Organizations

Certificated Remote Pilots including
Commercial Operators

Public Safety & Government Users

Educational Users

Not sure? We'll help you figure it out.

Ready to fly? Be sure to download the B4UFLY app for your smartphone to determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect where you want to fly.

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This page was originally published at: https://www.faa.gov/uas/