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Want to Use Drones in Your Construction Project? FAA Has Just Made It Easier.

Date: February 28, 2017  /  Author: Masaki J. Yamada  /  Categories: Out of the Ordinary, Regulatory Administration, Construction News and Notes, Memorable Quotes, Rants and Raves, Recent Legislation  /  Keywords: Want to Use Drones in Your Construction Project? FAA Has Just Made It Easier. 1  /  Comments (0)

The new Part 107 FAA Rules took effect on Monday, August 29, 2016.  Unlike the previous requirements for flying a drone commercially, the new rules are much more simplistic and permissive of a broad amount of commercial drone usage.

The following is the basic knowledge you need to legally use a drone on your future projects.  To fly a drone commercially, there are now four major requirements:

 

  • You must be at least sixteen years old;
  • You must register your drone online;
  • You must pass an aviation knowledge test administered at an FAA-approved testing center; and
  • You must pass review by the Transportation Security Administration.