EIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR FLYING RECREATIONAL SUAS

  • Fly strictly for recreational purposes.

  • Fly under or within the programming of a Community-Based Organization. Until CBO’s are officially recognized, you can use any organizations safety guidelines that do not conflict with the FAA. Feel free to use ours and keep a copy with you in your flight bag! FPVFC Safety Guidelines (Updated June 16th, 2019)

  • Fly within the visual line of sight of the person operating the aircraft or a visual observer co-located and in direct communication with the operator.

  • Currently, recreational sUAS are restricted to Class G airspace, or authorized fixed flying sites withing other classes of airspace. This is due to ATC management no longer being allowed to authorize flights. In order to remedy this, the FAA is modifying the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) for recreational flyers, which the FAA has announced that it will be available July 23rd, 2019. For more information, see AC 91-75B, or our response.

  • Operate the aircraft in a manner that does not interfere with and gives way to any manned aircraft.

  • Stay below 400 feet above ground level (AGL).

  • The operator has passed an aeronautical knowledge exam. Currently, the exam has not be officially created, but once it has, this requirement will go into effect. We will update you as soon as this goes live.

  • If your sUAS is between 250g (.55lbs) and 25kg (55lbs) you must register with the FAA and put your registration number on the outside of your aircraft.