Category Archives: Federal Drone Law

Drone Sprayers: Uses, Laws, & Money Saving Tips (2021)

Interested in buying or using a drone sprayer? IMPORTANT:Before you buy one of these flying sprayers, read the part of this article talking about how the law affects the economics of your operations. I’ve had conversations with people who purchased spray drones to later realize they purchased a spray drone NOT efficient for their operations.… Read More »

FAA Recreational Drone Laws

Are you interested in learning about the current U.S. recreational drone laws?  On May 17, 2019, the FAA started implementing Section 349 and 350 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. On May 31, 2019, the FAA published Advisory Circular 91-57B which cancelled AC 91-57A and brought everything up-to-date. You need to throw out what… Read More »

Section 107.65 Aeronautical knowledge recency. [2021]

Previous Regulation—Back to Drone Regulations Directory—Next Regulation Table of Contents Section 107.65 Aeronautical knowledge recency. My Commentary on Section 107.65 Aeronautical knowledge recency. Currency (Every 24 Months You Have to Prove Your Aeronautical Knowledge) Does your remote pilot certificate expire? How do I check if someone else is current? Should I bring along my knowledge test with… Read More »

49 USC 44802 Prohibits Weapons on Drones

Thinking of attaching a gun, fireworks, a flamethrower, or incendiary devices to your drone? There are some laws regulating this. In 2015, a troubled teen in Connecticut added a gun to a drone and later a flamethrower to cook a turkey for the holidays. And you guessed it, laws were created to counter this. Section… Read More »

The Truth About Drone Delivery No One Is Talking About

So when will drone delivery become a reality? It would be sweet to order stuff online and get it dropped off super quickly. But are there any problems holding up drone delivery from being widely done? Yes. I’ll cut through the noise and help you understand the real reasons (the ones that no one is talking… Read More »

FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-254) & Drones

Background There have been other FAA Reauthorization Acts of 2018 introduced but this was the one actually passed. It has multiple provisions that are all smooshed together. We have general aviation, drones, counter drone, research, etc. There are ALOT of things in this act. This article will only be showing those relating specifically to unmanned… Read More »

Drone Legislation Directory

I’m going to break the Drone Legislation Directory up into two sections: passed drone legislation and proposed drone legislation. I’m using the term very loosely to apply to laws that affect hobby/civilian drones in some way. For example, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 is primarily military focused but made it legal for the… Read More »