Laws of the Sky

The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)

The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)

All recreational flyers must pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and provide proof of test passage (the TRUST completion certificate) to the FAA or law enforcement upon request. The FAA’s 2018 Reauthorization Bill (PDF) introduced new requirements for recreational pilots (see P.L. 115-254, Section Section 349 (PDF) – exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft).

Part 107 Airspace Authorizations

Part 107 Airspace Authorizations

This information is only for Drone pilots flying under the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Rule known as Part 107. The Operations Over People rule allows for routine operations of small UAS at night without a waiver.

UAS Remote Identification Overview

UAS Remote Identification Overview

Drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are fundamentally changing aviation, and the FAA is committed to working to fully integrate drones into the National Airspace System (NAS). Safety and security are top priorities for the FAA and remote identification (remote ID) of drones is crucial to our integration efforts.

Operations Over People: A General Overview

Operations Over People: A General Overview

The Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Over People Final Rule is the next incremental step toward further integration of unmanned aircraft (UA) in the National Airspace System. The final rule allows routine operations over people and routine operations at night under certain circumstances. The rule will eliminate the need for typical operations to receive individual part 107 certificates of waivers from the FAA.

Where Can I Fly?

Where Can I Fly?

Anyone flying a drone is responsible for flying within FAA guidelines and regulations. That means it is up to you as a drone pilot to know the “Rules of the Sky,” and where it is and is not safe to fly so that your drone does not endanger people or other aircraft.

Certified Remote Pilots

Certified Remote Pilots

If you have a small drone that is less than 55 pounds, you can fly for work or business by following the Part 107 guidelines. To fly under Part 107 rules, there are 3 main steps. Make sure you understand what is and is not allowed under Part 107 rules. If you are not sure if Part 107 rules work for you and your intended operation check our user identification tool.

Recreational Flyers

Recreational Flyers

The rule for operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones under 55 pounds in the National Airspace System (NAS) is 14 CFR Part 107, referred to as the Small UAS Rule. However, if you want to fly a drone for purely recreational purposes, there is a limited statutory exception (“carve out”) that provides a basic set of requirements.

Become a Drone Pilot

Become a Drone Pilot

In order to fly your drone under the FAA’s Small UAS Rule (Part 107), you must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA. This certificate demonstrates that you understand the regulations, operating requirements and procedures for safely flying drones.

Part 107 Waiver

Part 107 Waiver

A waiver is an official document issued by the FAA which approves certain operations of aircraft outside the limitations of regulation. You may request to fly specific drone operations not allowed under Part 107 by requesting an operational waiver. These waivers allow drone pilots to deviate from certain rules under Part 107 by demonstrating they can still fly safely using alternative methods.

The Creative Team

Creative Drone Concepts, Inc in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment, Inc. and Squadron TV, are production companies based in Los Angeles providing children and family entertainment. As industry professionals, we bring experience, credits, affiliations, awards, and bankable skills. Our goal is to create, develop and produce quality programming. Together, we are a multi-faceted, one-stop production company that brings together a highly-skilled, innovative, and successful team of individuals with several decades of industry experience.

Awards & Memberships

The principals of Creative Drone Concepts Inc, in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment Inc and Squadron TV combined have earned 12 Emmy Awards, 57th Annual Grammy Awards Nomination, People’s Choice Awards – Webby Award for “Travel & Adventure for The Dime Traveler,” BDA North America Design Awards – Disney, Promax North America Awards – Children’s Programming (Live Action), Promax North America Awards – “The Race is On” Jetix Fall Campaign, SCCTA – Adelphi Media Services for Effected Use of Humor in “Can’t Believe This.”

Memberships include Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Society of Camera Operators (SOC) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

Projects In Development

Creative Drone Concepts, Inc., in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment, Inc. and Squadron TV, has developed an original news magazine television show concept called “The Drone Chronicles.” The show will be broadcast on television, over the Internet, and on mobile devices, and will feature breakthrough technology transforming today’s world of drones. The show will also cover real-life stories about drones not seen on regular newscasts or other shows, including pilot profiles, in-depth coverage of drones, hot-topic interviews, and other information related to the commercialization of drones. The production companies have also developed a kids’ version of The Drone Chronicles tentatively entitled, “Kidding Around with Drones.” To date, the production companies have produced three (3) sizzle reels showcasing The Drone Chronicles (English version), Las Cronicas De Los Drones (Spanish version), and Kidding Around with Drones. Other shows currently in development include a competition-based reality television show involving drones that will appeal to a broad audience.