What is Part 107?
Part 107 refers to the rules and regulations for non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (UAS) operations. In order to fly a drone for commercial purposes, a pilot must have a license issued by the FAA.
Part 107 rules and regulations:
- The drone must always remain in sight
- All flight must be performed during the day unless authorization has been approved
- Maximum allowable altitude is 400 feet above the ground or structure
- Maximum speed is 100 mph
- Operating in controlled airspace is prohibited unless authorization has been approved
- For the complete list of rules and regulations, click here.
Accidents can happen so it’s important to have coverage. I currently offer on-demand liability insurance through Verifly.
This on-demand insurance provides liability coverage for up to $5 million.
Before I take off, I make sure I am not flying in controlled airspace by using online tools and apps on my phone. The two apps I prefer are called Airmap and KittyHawk. These apps show me the airspace of my current location or an address that I search.
If I am flying within 5-miles of an airport, the FAA requires that I notify them of my flight. These apps make that easy by providing the airport’s phone number or contact information.
A lot of hard work was put into getting Part 107 passed into law. I do my part by adhering to the laws and flying safe. Pre-flight checks and flight logs are a regular part of my drone operations. Contact me if you have any questions.