Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are providing innovative opportunities on and off the farm. Drone technology helps farmers pinpoint disease or insect pressure, identify key issues and create an action plan, or even spot apply crop protection products.
As this technology evolves, new applications are discovered. Accordingly, rules and regulations have to be implemented to protect the technology, individual users, and entities. With that understanding, it’s crucial that users understand the boundaries within which they must operate.
Questions? Contact Theresa Sisung, field crops and advisory team specialist
Know Before You Fly is a campaign to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of UAS.
The Federal Aviation Administration is the largest transportation agency of the U.S. government and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the country as well as over surrounding international waters.
Popular information regarding recreational flying, business flying, knowledge testing and certification, airspace/airports, requirements, registration, accident and incident reporting, and more.
B4UFLY is a free smartphone app that helps unmanned aircraft operators determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect at the location where they want to fly.
Summary of the small unmanned aircraft rule including operation limitations, pilot certification and responsibilities, and aircraft requirements.