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Drone Webinar Series

Welcome to the FAA's FREE drone webinar series to help drone pilots understand:

  • How to operate in the National Airspace System (NAS);
  • How to start a drone program; and
  • How to fly during an emergency.

FAA experts will address

  • Why airspace matters
  • How and where recreational flyers can fly their drone
  • How to read Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), and UAS Facility Maps
  • What an airspace authorization is, when you need one, and how to get one
  • How Public Safety organizations can start a drone program and fly drones during emergencies

Each webinar is LIVE. You will have the opportunity to interact with FAA experts and ask questions. After the event, all questions will be answered and posted here.

Registration for each webinar will open 2 weeks ahead of each session. Registration will be announced on this page, and also through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Read more about the format of the webinars.

Webinar Information

Public Safety: Starting a Drone Program

June 19, 2019 2 P.M. ET

Calling all public safety agencies who want to operate a drone, or start a drone program, including law enforcement, fire, and emergency responders. This webinar is for you!

Join our FAA experts as they explain your options for flying a drone: fly under the small UAS rule (Part 107) or as a public aircraft with a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA).

Recreational Flyers: Fly Safe. Have Fun.

June 27, 2019 4 P.M. ET

This webinar is for recreational flyers to breakdown the new law that describes how, when, and where you can fly drones for recreational purposes, and how the FAA is incrementally rolling out changes. You are considered a recreational flyer if you fly your drone for fun, and following these rules will keep you and your drone safe, and help keep the airspace available to everyone.

Join our FAA experts to understand what the changes will mean for you when you fly.

What is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)?

July 18, 2019 4 P.M. ET

LAANC revolutionized the way the FAA manages airspace authorizations, enables drone pilots to have greater access to controlled airspace, and provides greater flexibility to operational planning.

Join this webinar to understand what the capability is, how it works, and how the FAA works with the drone community to provide operators with automated applications that enable more flights into the National Airspace System.

How to Navigate UAS Facility Maps

August 1, 2019 4 P.M. ET

Join us as our FAA's experts explain everything you need to know about UAS Facility Maps. We'll demonstrate how to access them through our data visualization tool.

UAS Facility Maps show areas and altitudes in controlled airspace around airports where drone pilots can receive an authorization to fly below the maximum altitude depicted on the map and up to 400 feet.

How to use the FAA DroneZone

August 13, 2019 4 P.M. ET

So, you've registered your drone, you're ready to fly, and then realize that the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) is not available where you intend to operate.

We'll show you how you can use the FAA's DroneZone to apply for an airspace authorization and provide tips on what you should include to increase your possibility for approval.

How Public Safety Agencies can Fly Drones During Emergencies

September 12, 2019 4 P.M. ET

Calling all drone pilots who fly for a public safety agency, including law enforcement, fire, and emergency responders. This webinar is for you!

Join our FAA experts as they explain how you can expedite your application for an authorization or waiver under the Special Governmental Interest Process so you can fly during emergencies.

Webinar Format

  • Webinar sessions are hosted in audio and visual format via GoToWebinar.
  • You must download the GoToWebinar software on your computer, smartphone/tablet app, or use the link provided in your registration email.
  • Upon registering for the webinar, you will receive a unique URL that you will use to access the webinar.
  • On the day of the webinar you can access the session via the join link in your confirmation email, or using your 9-digit Webinar ID.
  • You are encouraged to read the GoToWebinar How-To Guide ahead of the webinar.

Recordings of past Drone Webinars in the series are available on the FAA's YouTube Channel.

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