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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drone in Flight
Unmanned aircraft systems, also called drones, have the potential to change the way society approaches agriculture, public safety, construction and many other important industries.

As a leader in drone implementation, one of the N.C. Department of Transportation's primary goals is to ensure that users in North Carolina – whether recreational, commercial or government – are flying the aircraft safely and responsibly.

Although the Federal Aviation Administration has exclusive authority over the use of airspace in the United States – including the airspace used by drones – NCDOT has the authority to implement and manage regulations pertaining to state laws concerning drone operations within the state.

How the law applies to you, depends on how you're using your drone. Click below to learn more.

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Basil K. Yap

UAS Program Manager
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(919) 840-9267 (fax)

1560 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1560

7/10/2018 10:19 AM

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