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United States of America (US)

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Information about drone operations in United States of America (US)

The United States' vast and varied landscapes, from the Alaskan wilderness to the urban sprawl of New York City, offer endless opportunities for drone technology. GLOBHE provides expert drone data collection services, meticulously complying with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and tailored to the unique characteristics of each U.S. state.

FAA Regulations and State-Specific Considerations

In the United States, the operation of drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Here's an extensive overview of the key regulations that govern drone flight in the U.S.:

For Recreational Flyers:

Registration: Drones weighing between 0.55 lbs (250 grams) and 55 lbs must be registered with the FAA's DroneZone.

The Exception for Recreational Flyers: This provides operational guidelines, such as flying for recreational purposes only and following the safety guidelines of an FAA-recognized Community Based Organization (CBO).

Remote Identification: Most drones are required to have remote identification (Remote ID) capabilities to provide information about their identity and location.

Flying Restrictions: Drones must be flown at or below 400 feet in uncontrolled (Class G) airspace and not interfere with manned aircraft.

No-Fly Zones: Flights are prohibited in certain areas, such as near airports without prior authorization, over national parks, or in restricted airspace.

Visual Line-of-Sight (VLOS): The drone must remain within the visual line-of-sight of the operator or a visual observer.

For Commercial Operators:

Part 107 Regulations: Commercial drone operators must follow the Part 107 rules, which require passing an aeronautical knowledge test to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate.

Waivers: Operators can apply for waivers that allow flights at night, over people, beyond VLOS, and in other restricted conditions if they can prove their operations will be conducted safely.

Operational Intent: Flights must serve a business purpose and abide by operational limits such as maximum altitude, speed, and proximity to people and property.

Specific Operational Scenarios:

Over People: The FAA categorizes drones based on risk levels when flying over people and provides corresponding operational requirements.

At Night: Flying at night is permissible under Part 107 with proper lighting and after completing updated training or testing requirements.

Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS): Generally requires a waiver, though ongoing developments in regulations may provide more standard pathways for BVLOS operations.

Additional Considerations:

Local Regulations: Some states and municipalities may have additional restrictions on where and how drones can be operated, such as privacy laws or local ordinances.

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs): TFRs can be imposed on short notice, restricting drone flights in areas due to events, security concerns, or other emergencies.

Micro UAS Operations: Drones under 250 grams have more lenient regulations but must still operate safely and responsibly.

Remote ID: As of 2021, the FAA has established a rule requiring most drones to broadcast their location and identification information. Implementation of Remote ID is being phased in over time.

Insurance: While not federally mandated, commercial drone operators often carry liability insurance to protect against potential damages from drone operations.

Reporting Accidents: Any operation that results in injury or property damage beyond a certain threshold must be reported to the FAA.

The FAA provides resources and updates on their website, which is crucial for both recreational and commercial drone operators to stay informed of the current rules and changes in regulations. Drone pilots in the U.S. are encouraged to check for the latest information and to use tools like the B4UFLY app for airspace restrictions and other safety advisories.

GLOBHE’s Commitment Across the United States

GLOBHE’s network of certified drone operators spans all 50 states, ensuring local expertise and compliance. We manage the entire process from planning to delivery, ensuring seamless service regardless of location.


For expert, compliant, and localized drone data services across the United States, GLOBHE stands as a leading provider. Our detailed approach to each state's needs ensures that clients receive the highest standard of drone data solutions. Reach out to GLOBHE to discover professional drone services that are optimized for every U.S. state, from 'Alabama to Wyoming'.

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