Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drones

The rules for operating an unmanned aircraft depend on why you want to fly.

Unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and over 0.55 pounds must be registered. To register a UAS / drone, visit the Federal Aviation Administration website.

Recreational operators are required to give notice for flights within five miles of an airport to both the airport operator and air traffic control tower, if the airport has a tower.

Additional Resources

  • UAS Frequently Asked Questions provide additional information on drone flying.
  • B4UFly Smartphone App is an easy-to-use smartphone app that helps unmanned aircraft operators determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect at the location where they want to fly.