Drone Laws in Mississippi (2018)

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

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Federal Drone Laws in Mississippi

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

To fly a drone as a commercial pilot in the state of Mississippi (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 Mississippi (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 Mississippi (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 Mississippi

These are drone laws that apply to the entire state of Mississippi, and were created by the Mississippi Legislature.

According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Mississippi Legislature, Mississippi has one state-wide law concerning the use of drones in the state.

SB 2022 // 2015

This law establishes that using a drone to commit “peeping tom” activities is a felony.

All drone pilots operating commercially in the state of Mississippi 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 Mississippi? 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi? To get great shots like these!

Local Drone Laws in Mississippi

These are drone laws that apply only to certain regions, cities, or counties within the state of Mississippi, 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 Mississippi. If you know of one that should be listed here, please shoot us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com.

Take a Drone Flight Training Class in Mississippi

UAV Coach offers in-person training in select cities in Mississippi. The 90-minute, in-person training class provides hands-on flight time with an instructor, practice with intelligent flight modes, and education on what to do before, during, and after a flight mission to stay compliant and safe. During the class, you’ll also get a chance to ask your questions about regulations, software, flight operations management, checklists and more.

Sign up for an in-person drone flight training class in Mississippi.

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