Drone Laws in United States of America

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in United States of America.

drone-laws-in-united-states-of-americaUnited States of America Regional Governing Body

For state specific regulations, please see additional guidelines below.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)

UAV specifics:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/

Regulations:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/regulations_policies/

Applying for an Operators’ Certificate:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/civil_operations/

Model Aircraft

http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/91-57.pdf

UAV Operator Qualification Requirements

Special Airworthiness Certificate, Experimental Category:
https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/airworthiness_certification/sp_awcert/experiment/sac/

Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate:
https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/form/faa_form_8130-6.pdf

Additional Guidelines

FAA Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap:
http://www.faa.gov/about/plans_reports/modernization/media/sec.332(a).pdf

National Conference of State Legislatures, UAS Legislation:
http://www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/unmanned-aerial-vehicles.aspx

Regional Organizations