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

333 Exemption - 107 Waiver

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 107 vs 333 Exemption



For Drones Under 55lbs Weight Class All Drones Including 55+ lbs
107 Remote Pilots License License Required Sports Pilots License Minimum
Regulations Waiverable Special Uses Agricultural Spraying
Less than 30 Days Issuance Time 30 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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