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​​TOOLS TO VERIFY UAV OPERATOR'S QUALIFICATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS:


  To Verify A FAA 333 Exemption (Link)

  1. Search by company Name 


  To Verify A Pilot's Qualifications(Link)

  1. Enter Requestor Information
  2. Enter Last name of Pilot
  3. Refine search as necessary


  To Verify an N-Number Registration (Link)

  1. Click on “Look up an N-Number”
  2. Enter N-Number

​​RECREATION or HOBBY USE GUIDANCE


  Whether a given unmanned aircraft operation may be considered a “model aircraft operation”

  is determined with reference to section 336 of Public Law 112-95:

  1. The aircraft is flown strictly for hobby or recreational use;
  2. The aircraft operates in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines and within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization (CBO) (See AMA Safety Code below);
  3. The aircraft is limited to not more than 55 pounds, unless otherwise certified through a design, construction, inspection, flight test, and operational safety program administered by a CBO;
  4. The aircraft operates in a manner that does not interfere with, and gives way to, any manned aircraft; and
  5. When flown within 5 miles of an airport, the operator of the model aircraft provides the airport operator or the airport air traffic control tower (when an air traffic facility is located at the airport) with prior notice of the operation. Model aircraft operators flying from a permanent location within 5 miles of an airport should establish a mutually agreed upon operating procedure with the airport operator and the airport air traffic control tower (when an air traffic facility is located at the airport). 


 Full FAA Advisory Circular for Model Aircraft AC 91-57A (Link)


 Academy of Model Aeronautics Model A/C Safety Code (Link)