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UAS Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has developed a series of webinars to assist UAS operators with understanding how to operate drones in the National Airspace System (NAS). The live webinars allow UAS operators to interact with FAA UAS experts and ask questions. Webinar topics include:

  • why airspace matters
  • how and where recreational flyers can fly their drone
  • how to read Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), and UAS Facility Maps
  • what an airspace authorization is, when you need one, and how to get one
  • how public safety organizations can start a drone program and fly drones during emergencies
FAA UAS Webinar Series

Registration for the FAA Drone Webinar Series opens two weeks in advance of the event.

Recordings of previous webinars in the series are available on the FAA YouTube Channel.

The FAA provides guidance for recreational drone operators to ensure safe operations, for the operator and the public, and to maximize the available airspace for aviation operations. The Saftey Tips for Flying Your Drone, provided below, outline eleven requirements for recreational drone operations.

Recreational UAS Safety Tips

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 an sUAS are rapidly changing as well. The best resource for the most up-to-date information regarding sUAS operations is the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) website

Additionally, the FAA has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) with specific categories and a keyword search. Visit the FAA UAS Frequently Asked Questions resource page for more information.

If your particular question is not answered, contact the TDOT Aeronautics Division UAS Program Monitor at TDOT.UAS@tn.gov OR contact the FAA Nashville Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) Aviation Safety Technician Ronda Crouch at Ronda.G.Crouch@faa.gov.