Concerned that your drone operations don’t meet the requirements of the FAA’s new small unmanned aircraft systems rule?
Maybe you want to fly at night, higher than 400 feet, or beyond visual line-of-sight?
That’s where waivers come in.
The FAA’s small drone rule effective August 29, 2016—formally known as Part 107 —allows for some expanded operations based on technology mitigations if you can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions.
- How to apply for a waiver to fly at night
- How to apply for a waiver to fly over people
Here are examples of a few entities that successfully applied for a Part 107 exemption waiver:
- Airobotics – Visual Line of Sight Exemption
- Avitas Systems – Visual Line of Sight Exemption
- CNN – Operation over People Exemption
- Rutherford County – Operation over People Exemption
- Xcel Energy – Visual line of Sight Exemption
Don’t confuse airspace authorizations with waivers. They’re two different things!