Part 107 is the set of federal regulations that govern commercial drone operations in the U.S. It has opened the door to widespread and innovative deployment of drones across the country. But it also means that businesses and pilots have more responsibility than ever before:

  • How do I get certified to fly?
  • Which aircraft are allowed?
  • Where could I get in trouble for flying?
  • What is an airspace authorization?

The official text to Part 107 is 624 pages long — an unrealistic length for most people to consume. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide with input from Skyward’s regulatory analysts and drone experts. It simplifies Part 107 for aspiring drone pilots without aviation experience and answers some of their most frequently asked questions.

In this guide, you’ll learn what you need to do to follow the law, fly safely, and run an efficient operation:

  • Pilot qualifications
  • Airspace requirements
  • LAANC, Part 107 waivers, & airspace authorizations
  • Best practices for following Part 107
  • Bonus: A look at proposed future regulations