United States Drone Laws

United States Drone laws allow drones to ONLY be used for recreational use. They recently however have begun requiring users to register their drones. For more information on this, please see our article here, called “Do I Need To Register My Drone?” When using your drone please adhere to the guidelines below.

  • Maintain sufficient distance from populated areas.
  • Do NOT fly your drone higher than 400 feet.
  • It is illegal to fly your drone in national parks, or within Washington DC regardless if you are flying for recreational or commercial purposes. A comprehensive map of no fly areas in the United States is available here
  • Stay away from airports, helicopters, and sensitive sites such as military and power installations.
  • Stay away from individuals and vulnerable property when flying your drone
  • Do NOT fly your drone beyond the line of sight.
  • Do NOT fly a drone weighing more than 55lbs.
  • Prior notice MUST be given to the airport operator and air traffic control tower when flying your drone within 5 miles of an airport.

Commercial USA Drone Laws

  • Commercial drone operations are currently prohibited in the United States without special clearance from the FAA. To apply for special permission to fly your drone in the United States for commercial use, please go here.

Flying Drones In The United States

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