United States Drone Laws

General USA Drone Laws:

Drones currently may ONLY be used for recreational use in the United States. When using your drone please adhere to the guidelines below.

  • Maintain sufficient distance from populated areas.
  • Do NOT fly your drone higher than 400 feet.
  • Stay away from airports and helicopters.
  • Do NOT fly your drone beyond the line of sight.
  • Do NOT fly a drone weighing more than 55lbs.
  • Prior notice MUST be given to the airport operator and air traffic control tower when flying your drone within 5 miles of an airport.

 Commercial USA Drone Laws:

  • Commercial drone operations are currently prohibited in the United States.