Flying a drone under 55 lbs for hire will fall under the regulations in 14 CFR Part 107, referred to as the Small UAS Rule. If you are flying purely for personal enjoyment, there are a simple set of requirements to follow. Before the drone lifts off its platform, you should know the purpose of your flight, and what regulations will apply.
To determine which rules apply to you, complete the FAA’s What Kind of Drone Flyer Are You? Questionnaire Opens in new window to find out.
To become a Part 107 drone pilot, you must:
However, you may also be eligible for a Part 107 Certificate if you:
If you have a small drone that weighs less than 55 lbs, you may fly it for hire by following the Part 107 guidelines.
Registration costs $5 and is valid for 3 years.