When do I need to report an accident?

The remote pilot in command of the small UAS is required to report an accident to the FAA within 10 days if it results in at least serious injury to any person or any loss of consciousness, or if it causes damage to any property (other than the UAS) in excess of $500 to repair or replace the property (whichever is lower).

If someone’s UAS crashes in my yard, hurts someone, or damages my property, what do I do?

Call local law enforcement. Law enforcement personnel will contact the FAA if the crash investigation requires FAA participation.

What should I do if I see someone flying a drone in a reckless or irresponsible manner?

Flying a drone in a reckless manner is a violation of Federal law and FAA regulations and could result in civil fines or criminal action. If you see something that could endanger other aircraft or people on the ground, call local law enforcement.

How do I fly a UAS for work or business purposes?

There are three ways to fly a UAS for work, business, or non-recreational reasons:
1.Following the requirements in the Small UAS rule (Part 107)
2.Following the rules in your Section 333 grant of exemption
3.Obtain an airworthiness certificate for the aircraft