Will you be operating your drone commercially? If so, you may need a Part 107 Certificate or 333 Exemption.

Commercial Drone Regulations

All commercial drone operations in U.S. airspace must either hold a Part 107 license or 333 exemption. Which is right for you?

Part 107 Waiver or 333 Exemption differences table.


Part 107vs333 Exemption



For Drones Under 55lbsWeight ClassAll Drones Including 55+ lbs
107 Remote Pilots LicenseLicense RequiredSports Pilots License Minimum
Regulations WaiverableSpecial UsesAgricultural Spraying
Less than 30 DaysIssuance Time30 Days – 160 Days

Part 107 Regulations Subject to Waiver

  • 107.25 Operations from a moving vehicle or aircraft
  • 107.29 Daylight operation
  • 107.31 Visual line of sight aircraft operation
  • 107.33 Visual observer
  • 107.35 Operation of multiple sUAS
  • 107.37(a) Yielding the right of way
  • 107.39 Operation over people
  • 107.41 Operation in certain airspace
  • 107.51(a) Operating limitations: ground speed
  • 107.51(b) Operating limitations: altitude
  • 107.51(c) Operating limitations: minimum visibility
  • 107.51(d) Operating limitations: minimum distance from clouds

Commercial purposes may include:

  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Sports Events
  • Real Estate Photography
  • Wedding Video
  • Photography
  • Land / Farm Surveying
  • Music Events
  • Golf Course Mapping
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Accident Investigation
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Inspecting
  • Structural Inspections
  • Airframe Inspections
  • Yacht Sales
  • Land Management
  • Promotional Videos
  • Commercials
  • Hunting
  • Aircraft Inspection
  • Security
  • Other Data Collection Services

Book a UAS Part 107 Waiver Consultation

Book a UAS Part 107 Consultation

Schedule with one of our specialists to have a personal phone consultation. Consultations are $100 for 30 minutes and may be deducted from the cost of exemption or waiver.

*PLEASE NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC STANDARD TIME.

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