FAA sets up website for drone operators
Wondering when and where you can legally fly your drone? The Federal Aviation Administration has set up a site with answers as well as links for registering drones and applying for a Remote Pilot Certification.
The #FAA ‘s Everette Rochon says we’re open for business and explains how to apply for a waiver so you can get the FAA’s authorization to #fly your #drone . #TBT #FlySafe https://t.co/z24kglRnCz pic.twitter.com/jcYxRE92j6
— The FAA (@FAANews) March 22, 2018
The FAA requires the certification for people who want to fly drones as part of their work or business and, in some circumstances, if they fly them recreationally. Drone operators have to register their Unmanned Aircraft Systems regardless of whether they’re flying them for fun or profit.
People who already have a pilot’s license can complete an online course to get their remote pilot certificate. Everyone else has to take a test at one of the FAA’s approved testing sites. Locally, that mainly comes down to two sites at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. A complete list of testing sites is available on the FAA site.
The site also includes a study guide and sample questions to help people prepare for the test.