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Drone use, or the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), is becoming increasingly popular across the nation. As such, the regulatory framework surrounding drone use continues to evolve and change.
FAA Releases Part 107 for the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Refer to the Bureau of Aeronautics home page for more information

Know Before You Fly
An education campaign founded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Website (includes new Part 107 sUAS rules)
The Federal Aviation Administration's website on UAS use and regulations.

FAA's Summary of Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule Part 107
The Federal Aviation Administration's summary of the new Part 107 rule.

FAA’s How to Fly UAS for Work/Business
The basic rules a remote operator must know for flying a sUAS under the 14 CFR part 107

FAA’s How to Fly UAS for Fun
The basic rules a recreational operator or modeler must know before flying a sUAS under 14 CFR part 101

Waivers to Operate Outside of 14 CFR part 107
If it is necessary to operate outside of part 107 rule then a waiver from the FAA must be obtained prior to such operations.

Airports in New Hampshire
Find airports, heliports, and seaplane bases in your area with this database.

FAA’s State and Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Fact Sheet
How and why the FAA is the only agency responsible for regulating airspace

NHDOT's Recreational UAS Fact Sheet

Complete NHDOT UAS Reference List

UAS Regulatory Regional Contacts
FAA Airports Division - Burlington
Kelly Slusarski
(781) 238-7632

Portland FSDO
Dan Jockett
Chris Huebner
Mark Auclair
John Wood
(207) 780-3263

Carol Niewola, PE, CM
Senior Aviation Planner


New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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