Drone Laws in Georgia
Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Georgia.
Georgia Drone Regulations
According to Georgia’s national aviation authority, the Georgia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), flying a drone is legal in Georgia, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.
If you’d like to contact the GCAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org / +995 32 294 8014
Why fly a drone in Georgia? To get great aerial shots like these!
General Rules for Flying a Drone in Georgia
Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Georgia.
- According to the GCAA, the following regulations do not necessarily apply to unmanned aircrafts that are less than 250 grams (.55 pounds).
- Children 13 years old and younger may not operate a drone. Children that are 14 years old may operate drones with adult supervision.
- Do not operate drones over buildings, crowds, near traffic, or high tension power lines.
- Direct and unaided visual contact must be maintained with the drone by the Pilot in Command at all times.
- Do not fly drones more than 400 feet above any physical terrain or water surface.
- Do not operate drones near aircrafts or airports. A minimum of a 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) horizontal distance must be maintained from any aerodrome.
- It is unlawful to use a drone in the commission of a crime.
- It is prohibited to use a drone for aerial photography of the general public or private property. Violations of privacy rights are subject to prosecution under Georgian law.
- Drone operators must hold liability insurance.
- Drones should not weigh more than 25 kilograms (55 pounds) and should not fly faster that 54kmh (33 mph).
For more information on Georgia’s drone laws, see this document issued by the GCAA website.
Know something we don’t about drone laws in Georgia? Send us an email at email@example.com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Georgia can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.
Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Georgia? Here you go: