UAv Consulting and Services
Model aircraft operations are for hobby or recreational purposes only.
All Hobby & Recreational UAS over 0.55 lbs must be registered. Note that a Hobby/Recreational Operator may use the same registration for all UAS he operates as a hobbist.
The FAA has partnered with several industry associations to promote Know Before You Fly, a campaign to educate the public about using unmanned aircraft safely and responsibly. Individuals flying for hobby or recreation are strongly encouraged to follow safety guidelines, which include:
Individuals who fly within the scope of these parameters do not require permission to operate their UAS; any flight outside these parameters (including any non-hobby, non-recreational operation) requires FAA authorization. For example, using a UAS to take photos for your personal use is recreational; using the same device to take photographs or videos for compensation or sale to another individual would be considered a non-recreational operation.