On June 21, 2016, the FAA released “Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107)” which now places federal restrictions or otherwise imposes guidelines on flying what are commonly referred to as “drones.” These rules are effective as of August 2016.
The summary of the regulations are divided into four sections 1) Operational Limitations; 2) Remote Pilot In Command Certifications and Responsibilities; 3). Aircraft requirements; and 4. Model Aircrafts. Each are summarized below and additional information can be obtained directly from the FAA:
1. Operational Limitations
a. The aircraft must weigh less than 55 pounds.