Drone Laws in Arkansas (2018)

A list of drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Arkansas.

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Federal Drone Laws in Arkansas

These are drone laws that apply to every state in the U.S., including Arkansas, and were created by the federal government.

To fly a drone as a commercial pilot in the state of Arkansas (i.e. for work / business purposes) you are required to follow the requirements of the FAA’s Part 107 Small UAS Rule (Part 107), which includes passing the FAA’s Aeronautical Knowledge Test to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate.

To fly a drone as a hobbyist in the state of Arkansas (i.e. for fun / pleasure) you are required to register your drone with the FAA and follow the FAA’s Special Rule for Model Aircraft.

To fly a drone as a government employee in the state of Arkansas (i.e., for a police or fire department) you may either operate under the FAA’s Part 107 rule or obtain a federal Certificate of Authorization (COA).

Note: The content on this page is meant for informational purposes only, and is not meant to take the place of legal counsel.

State Drone Laws in Arkansas

These are drone laws that apply to the entire state of Arkansas, and were created by the Arkansas General Assembly.

According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation and the Arkansas General Assembly, Arkansas has two state-wide law concerning the use of drones in the state.

HB 1349 // 2015

This law makes it illegal to use a drone to record someone who has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

HB 1770 // 2015

This law prohibits the use of UAS to collect information about or photographically or electronically record information about critical infrastructure without consent.

All drone pilots operating commercially in the state of Arkansas are subject to the FAA’s Part 107 rules. Learn more about the FAA’s certification process to obtain a commercial drone license in this free guide.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Arkansas? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com. We do our best to keep this list up-to-date, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how municipal governments are responding, drone regulations in Arkansas can change throughout the year, and changes can be hard to track.  If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

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Why fly a drone in Arkansas? To get great shots like these!

Local Drone Laws in Arkansas

These are drone laws that apply only to certain regions, cities, or counties within the state of Arkansas, and were created by various authorities within the state.

Our team wasn’t able to pin down any local drone laws in the state of Arkansas. If you know of one that should be listed here, please shoot us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Arkansas? Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBxcJgtK1ys