Industry Update: UAS Part 107 – New Rules Are in Effect!

Drone Technology

Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural & Heritage Services ::::
On August 29th, 2016 the small UAS Rule (Part 107) went into effect. This rule will have a major impact on how Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operate commercially in the National Airspace System over the United States.
Prior to this rule, the only way to legally operate a UAS, for commercial purposes, was to apply for and receive a Part 333 Exemption, which was an arduous task. Process aside, the 333 Exemption also required that operators hold “either an airline transport, commercial, private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate”…in other words, a license to fly a manned aircraft.
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