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UAS/Drone Frequently Asked Questions

FAA UAS Webinar Series

The FAA has developed a series of webinars to assist UAS operators with understanding how to operate their systems in the National Airspace System (NAS).  The live webinars allow UAS operators to interact with FAA UAS experts and ask questions.  Registration for the webinars opens two weeks in advance of the event and the FAA has developed the following webinar topics for the summer of 2019:

  • Public Safety:  Starting a Drone Program
  • Recreational Flyers:  Fly Safe.  Have Fun.
  • What is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)?
  • How to Navigate UAS Facility Maps
  • How to use the FAA DroneZone
  • How Public Safety Agencies can Fly Drones During Emergencies

Recordings of previous Drone Webinars in the series are available on the FAA's YouTube Channel.

Recreational UAS Safety Tips

The FAA has developed guidance for recreational drone operators and pilots to ensure that they are operating in a manner that is safe for them and the public, and maximizes available airspace for aviation operations.  The new guidance is outlined in eleven primary requirement for recreational drone operations.  Additional updates to recreational drone regulations are posted to the FAA UAS Recreational Flyers and Modeler Community-Based Organizations website.    

The field of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) is dynamic and rapidly developing.  The associated rules, regulations, and requirements to operate and fly a sUAS are rapidly changing as well.  The best resource for the most up-to-date information regarding sUAS operations is the FAA’s UAS website

Additionally, the FAA has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and created a website to address those questions.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Frequently Asked Questions.

If your particular question is not answered, please contact the UAS Program Monitor for the State of Tennessee, at TDOT.UAS@tn.gov

OR, contact the Nashville FSDO at:  

Federal Aviation Administration
Nashville Flight Standards District Office
Ronda Crouch
Aviation Safety Technician
ronda.g.crouch@faa.gov