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THE RECREATIONAL UAS SAFETY TEST (TRUST)

Understanding the Requirements for Recreational Flyers

The requirements of the Exception for Limited Recreational Operation of Unmanned Aircraft (“The Exception”) can be found in 49 U.S.C. §44809. Those requirements are:

  • Fly for recreational purposes only
  • Follow the safety guidelines of a Community Based Organization (CBO)
  • Keep your drone in your visual line of sight (VLOS)
  • Always give way and never interfere with manned aircraft
  • Get an airspace authorization before flying in controlled airspace
  • Do not fly higher than 400ft above the ground in uncontrolled airspace
  • Pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test
  • Register and mark your drone

You will learn more about these requirements throughout this course.

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 11:25