10 FAA Rules And Regulations For Drones You Have to Know

10 FAA Rules And Regulations For Drones You Have to Know

September 16, 2019 6 By Scott Hinkle
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Hello everyone,

Today’s post is brought to you by a guest blogger, Jose Lozano from RC Hobbies On Air. It offers excellent information on FFAA Rules And Regulations For Drones that you need to be aware of, and I thought you’d appreciate the infographic he has provided. So, without further ado here it is…

I think you would agree with me that drones are awesome and we simply love them, right? And I also think you would agree on the fact that it is hard to keep up with all updates on FAA rules and regulations for drones.

I mean, big companies have lawyers and dedicated resources to understand how to stay in compliance and out of trouble, but you and I are just hobbyists wanting to have some fun.


The truth is… you still have to keep up with FAA’s rules and regulations. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that hard, and that is why I want to share with you a cool summary of 10 things you need to know as a hobbyist to stay out of trouble.


10 FAA Rules And Regulations For Drones You Have To Know As A Hobbyist For Safer Flights

FAA Drones Rules and Regulations

In short, if your drone weighs between .55 lbs (250 grams) and 55 lbs (25 Kg), then you have to register, and this whole process is triggered.

I think the most important thing to remember is that even though regulations may seem hard to follow, these, in reality, are there for the benefit of the many. They are intended to preserve the right to privacy and safety that we all have since the day we are born.

Here is another interesting post with additional information about registering your drone with the FAA. It may not be fun at all, but failing to register your drone can make you subject to criminal penalties.

Final Words On Drones And Regulations

I need to reinforce that if you are not willing to follow these rules and regulations, then you should not get into drones at all. As much as I hate to say that, I actually feel worse when somebody does something against these rules, and these get tighter for the pilots wanting to play on the safe side of this hobby.

I also have to say that following these rules is not hard at all. There are plenty of resources online, just like this one, to guide you through the process of doing it, and it is just a matter of will.


If you are willing to move within the rules of this amazing hobby, then I promise you that getting started is your next best step, and for this, nothing like a good drone for beginners. Here is a good post with recommendations of drones under 200 dollars to get started. What I like about this post is that besides giving you a list with great recommendations, it also teaches you how to select a drone.

Now I turn it onto you.

Make sure you learn and educate yourself as much as possible about safe flights, rules, and regulations, and get started with this amazing hobby. If you are already a pilot, then make sure you play on the safe side.

As always, I’m thrilled to know your thoughts and comments, if there is something you think needs to be added or need additional help with, start the conversation via the comments section or on social media.

Until the next one, happy flights!

About The Author

Jose LozanoJose Lozano is an engineer and enthusiast of aviation gadgets. He enjoys having fun with family, friends, and drones. When Jose is not flying drones, you can bet he’s working on his next post at RC Hobbies on Air, the site where he shares thoughtful and useful reviews and tips about RC aviation gadgets.




So there you have it, 10 FAA Rules And Regulations For Drones You Have to Know. What do you think? Feel free to chime in by commenting below.

Thank you,

Scott Hinkle


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