On 24 October 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued new guidance on becoming an FAA-recognized community-based organization for recreational drone flying.
Under federal law, recreational drone flyers must follow the safety guidelines of an FAA-recognized community-based organization. The organization must develop its safety guidelines in coordination with the FAA, and an applicant may wish to tailor them to a particular type of unmanned aviation.
The FAA’s guidance, Advisory Circular 91-57C, provides a comprehensive list of recommended safety guidelines that applicants may consider using in their application. Organizations that meet the legal definition of a community-based organization may apply for FAA recognition through the FAA’s DroneZone website.
The updated guidance also provides information on applying for recreational flying fixed sites, hosting sponsored…