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User Identification Tool

Are you law enforcement or a government agency?

  • Yes.
    Are you flying for work?
    • Yes.
      Does your drone weigh more than 55 pounds?
      • Yes.
        You are a public aircraft operator and need to operate under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
      • No.
        You are a public aircraft operator and need to operate under FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107).
    • No.
      Does your drone weigh more than 55 pounds?
      • Yes.
        Operate under either Section 333 or Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA) depending on the type of operation planned.
      • No.
        Operate under either FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107) or Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
  • No.
    Are you a student or educator?
    • Yes.
      Are you flying for work or school work?
      • Yes.
        Are you at least 16 years old?
        • Yes.
          Does your drone weigh more than 55 pounds?
          • Yes.
            Operate under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
          • No.
            Operate under FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107).
        • No.
          Operate under Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
      • No.
        Are you at least 16 years old?
        • Yes.
          Does your drone weigh more than 55 pounds?
          • Yes.
            Operate under either Section 333 or 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
          • No.
            Operate under either Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA) or FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107).
        • No.
          Operate under Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
    • No.
      Are you flying for work, business, or a commercial enterprise?
      • Yes.
        Are you at least 16 years old?
        • Yes.
          Does your drone weigh more than 55 pounds?
          • Yes.
            Operate under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
          • No.
            Operate under FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107).
        • No.
          Operate under FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107) under the supervision of Remote Pilot Certifcate holder.
      • No.
        Are you flying for fun or recreation?
        • Yes.
          Does your drone weigh more than 55 pounds?
          • Yes.
            Operate under Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
          • No.
            Operate under either FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107) or Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
        • No.
          Are you flying to test or research a new technology or design?
          • Yes.
            Does your drone weigh more than 55 pounds?
            • Yes.
              Operate under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA) with an experimental aircraft cerfication.
            • No.
              Operate under FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107) with an experimental aircraft certification.
          • No.
            Does your drone weigh more than 55 pounds?
            • Yes.
              Operate under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA).
            • No.
              Operate under FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107).

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