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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Is there a minimum altitude at which FAA drone rules apply?

I know the rules for maximum altitude for a drone is 400ft (in general) but is there a minimum height at which the rules are applied? For example is a drone flying 12 inches off the ground subject to ...
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Do FAA regulations apply indoors?

If I fly my drone around inside my house, do FAA regulations apply? (Ignore the fact that they will almost certainly not care.)
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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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Would it really be legal for me to fly my drone directly above the runway of the local airport?

When I drop a pin directly on the runway of the local GA airport (no controlled airspace), B4UFLY says "Clear for Takeoff". Would it really be legal to fly a drone directly over the runway‽ ...
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Does VLOS under Part 107 allow for glasses?

I'm studying for the Part 107 exam, and one of the sample questions is "What vision aids can a Remote PIC or a Visual Observer use to help them maintain Visual Line-Of-Sight (VLOS) while flying ...
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Can you still fly under the exemption for recreational flyers after obtaining a remote pilot certificate?

I have two drones. One has a camera, and I might use it commercially at some point. It could carry a Remote ID transmitter. The other does not have a camera, and has no use other than recreational ...
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Can drone pilots use 1-800-WX-BRIEF?

Can drone pilots call 1-800-WX-BRIEF to get weather information like pilots of crewed aircraft can?
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What type of charts are on the Remote Pilot exam?

What type of aeronautical charts are on the remote pilot certificate exam? Are they VFR charts?
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Is a recreational drone operator considered remote pilot in command?

A drone pilot flying under part 107 is referred to as "remote pilot in command." Does this term also apply to someone operating a drone under the exemption for recreational flyers?
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