Several sources have published what may be the official FAA Summary of Part 107, the long-awaited commercial UAS regulations. These include Forbes, sUASNews, and Peter Sachs.
Like all purported leaks, take it with a grain of salt until we receive confirmation from the FAA. Most folks in the industry believe we will get the official Part 107 rule from FAA tomorrow June 21 2016.
The purported summary indicates that under part 107:
- Drone pilot license with written, in-person aeronautical test.
- Current part 61 airmen may take online test
- 400 feet AGL limit
- Visual Line of Sight
- Daytime only
- No Visual Observer required
- Class G operations – No ATC notifications required
- Class B, C, D, E operations allowed with ATC approvals
- Allows operations from moving watercraft
Once the official part 107 Rule is released by the FAA, Antonelli Law will analyze it and advise:
- What operations are permitted under Part 107
- What operations will still need an exemption under Section 333
Remember that all reports and analyses are merely speculation.
Until then, here are the sources:
Peter Sachs‘s Drone Law Journal