What is a Recreational Operator?
Anyone who uses UAS/drone technology solely for the purpose of recreation.
Guidelines for Recreational Users
Recreational UAS/drone operators are not required to obtain a license or permit from the Division of Aviation. The FAA, however, has set guidelines for safe and responsible operation:
- Always fly below an altitude of 400 feet, and fly within your direct line of sight.
- Do not fly within 5 miles of an airport, near stadiums or other public events.
- Do not fly for compensation.
- Do not fly at night.
- Do not fly a UAS/drone that weighs more than 55 pounds.
Additional Operator Types