Education, Training, Licensing

Education and Drone Safety

Whether you're flying for fun, or for hire, make sure you drone safely by following the FAA guidelines below.



Fly under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft 


  • Fly for hobby or recreation ONLY
  • Register your UAS
  • Register your flight with B4UFly
  • Follow community-based safety guidelines and fly within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization
  • Fly a model aircraft under 55 lbs. unless certified by a community-based organization
  • Fly within visual line-of-sight
  • Never fly near other aircraft
  • Notify the airport and air traffic control tower prior to flying within 5 miles of an airport
  • Never fly near emergency response efforts


Fly under the FAA's Small UAS Rule (Part 107)

 

  • Fly for recreational OR commercial use
  • Register your UAS
  • Register your flight with B4UFly
  • Get a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA
  • Fly a drone under 55 lbs.
  • Fly within visual-line-of-sight*
  • Don't fly near other aircraft or over people*
  • Don't fly in controlled airspace near airports without FAA permission*
  • Fly only during daylight or civil twilight, at or below 400 feet*

 

* These rules are subject to waiver.

Remember, it is up to YOU to ensure that you're flying in a safe and legal manner. Aviation, while incredibly rewarding and fun, requires a very high commitment of accountability and responsibility!

More links to help keep you safe!



Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Airports in Pennsylvania increase access for drone pilots into controlled airspace.


ABE Lehigh Valley Intl ALLENTOWN PA

AGC Allegheny Co PITTSBURGH PA

AVP Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Intl WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PA

BFD Bradford Rgnl BRADFORD PA

CXY Capital City HARRISBURG PA

DUJ Dubois Rgnl DUBOIS PA

ERI Erie Intl/Tom Ridge Fld ERIE PA

FKL Venango Rgnl FRANKLIN PA

IPT Williamsport Rgnl WILLIAMSPORT PA

LNS Lancaster LANCASTER PA

MDT Harrisburg Intl HARRISBURG PA

PHL Philadelphia Intl PHILADELPHIA PA

PIT Pittsburgh Intl PITTSBURGH PA

PNE Northeast Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA PA

RDG Reading Rgnl/Carl A Spaatz Fld READING PA

THV York YORK PA

UNV University Park STATE COLLEGE PA

Pennsylvania Drone Association