Questions tagged [faa]

The Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) is the United States' regulatory body for aviation regulations. Use for questions about FAA regulations regarding model aircraft and drones.

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Would the FAA's proposed Remote ID really ground older drones?

The FAA has proposed new rules regarding drones, particularly Remote ID Remote ID would assist the FAA, law enforcement, and Federal security agencies when a UAS appears to be flying in an unsafe ...
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Isn’t flying FPV drones illegal accoding to FAA rules?

I understand there is First Person View (FPV) drone flying which involves putting on a headset and controlling the drone from the live camera feed, The FAA Rules For Unmanned Aircraft Part 107 state: ...
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Can drones/uav's fly over international waters without FAA's regulations?

Can UAV's or drones (consumer/commercial scale) operate over international waters (12 miles out from the shore) without being regulated by the FAA? Just wondering if companies can do things like ...
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Are there specific laws or regulations in the USA barring weapons on drones?

Are there specific laws or regulations in the USA on operating an armed drone, or do armed drones fall under ordinary weapons laws? More specifically, is it legal to fly a drone with a weapon under ...
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Is flying a drone in Puerto Rico the same as flying one in the continental USA?

Puerto Rico, a US territory in the Caribbean, is under the jurisdiction of the USA but is exempt from some of its laws - for example, it is considered within the USA under immigration law (e.g. the ...
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What counts towards the official weight of a drone?

In the United States, a drone that weighs 55 pounds or more needs to be registered using a different process than lighter drones. What counts towards that weight -- is it dry weight, fueled weight, ...
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Is it possible to get a FAA Part 107 drone license if one has had a pilot license revoked or suspended?

A Part 107 license (which requires a knowledge test and background check) is required in order to use a drone commercially in the US. If one has lost an FAA aircraft pilot license (that is, a license ...