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Here's What You Need To Know Before You Fly A Drone

DroneHow close to an airport may I fly my drone?

No drone may fly within 5 miles of an airport without notifying the airport operator and air traffic control tower.

DroneHow do I stay on top of flight restrictions?

Download the free FAA "B4UFLY" smartphone app. It features a clear "status" indicator of your location, airspace restrictions, a planner mode for other areas, maps and much more.

DroneWhy is the FAA being strict about drones?

Your drone shares airspace with every other aviator in the sky. The danger to other aircraft, from a 350-passenger 777 to the smaller planes, should not be underestimated. Everyone has the right to a safe flight, including you and your drone.

DroneWhat are the penalties if I don't register?

Failure to register a drone may result in civil penatlies up to $27,500 and criminal penalties of fines up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment.

DroneWhat must you provide on registration form?

You must be at least 13 years old to register. If you aren't, your parent or guardian must register for you. You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. And you must know the weight of your drone: there are different registration criteria depending on the weight of the aircraft.

DroneWhat's the deadline to register my drone?

-All drones must be registered before flying outdoors.

DroneHow much does it cost to register a drone?

Registration costs $5 and is valid for 3 years.

DroneCan I register my drone online?

A drone that weights more than .55 lbs and less than 55 lbs. can be registered online.

Drones are not toys. Officially they are Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and if they're .55lbs or heavier, they must be registered with the FAA.

Register your drone today at registermyuas.faa.gov

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