Commercial Drone Registration for Business

If you want to fly your drone (UAS) for commercial use, you must follow the FAA’s set of operational rules known as “Part 107”.

Remote Pilot Rules:

  • Must fly under 400 feet above ground level (AGL) or, if flying at an altitude higher than 400 feet AGL, stay within 400 feet of a structure
  • Must keep the UAS in sight (i.e. visual line of sight), either by the remote pilot in command or a visual observer*
  • Must fly during daylight hours* or civil twilight hours (30 minutes before official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset, local time) with appropriate anti-collision lighting
  • Must fly at or below 100 mph*
  • Must yield right of way to manned aircraft*
  • Must not fly over people*
  • Must not fly from a moving vehicle unless you are in a sparsely populated area*

Remote Pilot requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must hold a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating or be under the direct supervision of someone holding a remote pilot airman certificate
  • Must pass the applicable Transportation Security Administration (TSA) vetting

UAS requirements:

  • Must weigh less than 55 lbs.*
  • Must undergo pre-flight check by remote pilot in command (a.k.a. you or the person supervising the operation)

Location requirements:

  • Operations in Class B, C, D and E airspace are allowed with the required Air Traffic Controller (ATC) permission
  • Operations in Class G airspace are allowed without ATC permission
  • Every commercial business drone requires a Registration Certificate. Each Commercial Business Drone Registration includes 2 Drone Registration Marking Labels and 1 Flight ID Card with Photo. You will be asked for the Manufacturer, Model and Serial Number from the sUAS upon placing your drone registration order. Additional Drone Registration marking labels and Commercial Flight ID Cards may also be purchased. If multiple Commercial Drone Registrations are purchased with additional Flight ID, please specify in purchase notes and upload photographs for each user.
  • You will be required to take and pass a Part 107 aeronautical knowledge test. – Initial knowledge test areas include: -- Applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation -- Airspace classification and operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation -- Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance -- Small unmanned aircraft loading and performance -- Emergency procedures -- Crew resource management -- Radio communication procedures -- Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft -- Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol -- Aeronautical decision-making and judgment -- Airport operations -- Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures -- This learning package is designed to help you study for and pass the test.

Registration and Labels
We will assist you to obtain your FAA Registration Certificate.
Every sUAS must have a FAA compliant label placed in an area which does not require special tools to access.

Labels are manufactured using a special aircraft quality label meeting FAA parts manufacturing processes for quality and durability. Our materials are designed to withstand numerous solvents and variable temperatures when applied to various surfaces, including common fluid, smoke & toxicity, aging, temperature and mark permanence requirements.

Material Type: Metalized Polyester
Finish: Matte, light gray
Adhesive: Permanent Acrylic

If you are a member of the AMA – Academy of Model Aeronautics you may optionally add your AMA membership number.

Flight ID Card
Flight ID card contains your FAA sUAS Certificate of Registration information along with an optional photograph. The card is similar in type and quality to a standard driver’s license with security hologram. You will also receive a digital copy of your certificate by email which may be carried as proof of registration. The Flight ID card is optional. You must be able to show some form of your certificate while operating your drone, sUAS, RC, model or hobby craft.