DRONE DELIVERY: NEW REGULATIONS UNDERSTOOD
The FAA has recently released new and exciting regulations for UAS operators. The new rulings have made it much easier for drone enthusiasts to legally operate UAVs in the United States.
What does this mean for drone delivery?
- Transportation of property for compensation or hire is ALLOWED.
The aircraft, including the payload and cargo must weigh less than 55 lbs total.
FAA airworthiness certification for the aircraft is not required.
The flight must be within visual line of sight of the operator. Remote viewing of a camera feed on the drone is NOT considered a visual line of sight. Also, the operator cannot be in a moving vehicle or aircraft during the flight.
The flight must be within the bounds of the United States airspace (More details and restrictions about where you can fly in Part 107).
You cannot fly over anyone who is not involved in the delivery.
Most restrictions in Part 107 are waive-able provided the operator shows the operation can be conducted safely. There will be an online process to obtain these waivers in the coming months.
- Drone delivery is now legal in the US!
- You must maintain physical line of sight with the drone.
- FAA Part 107 (Link below) outlines where you can and cannot fly.
Now you have the power of drone delivery in the palm of your hand. We hope you are excited as we are to deliver the future!
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