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Getting Started

Congratulations on your new drone!

Whether you're a novice drone pilot or have many years of aviation experience, rules and safety tips exist to help you fly safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Use this guide to help you understand which rules you'll need to follow when you fly your drone:

Still not sure what type of drone flyer you are? We can help you!

Where can you fly your drone?

Drone pilots can fly in controlled and uncontrolled airspace. There are different requirements to you as a pilot depending on which airspace you fly in.

These resources below will help you determine where you can legally fly and if you need an authorization before doing so:

How to create a business account on FAA DroneZone

If you are starting a business or a drone program that uses drones and employs certificated remote pilots, you will need to create a Part 107 account on FAA DroneZone using the business/organizations name as the "Part 107 account name" and then:

  1. Add your drone(s) to the UAS Inventory
  2. Add the pilots to the User Inventory

If you have questions or comments, please contact the UAS Support Center.

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