Arkansas Drone Laws
Arkansas drone laws are updated frequently so Drones Over Arkansas has put together this list of resources for you to reference. Please note that we strive to provide quality links for Arkansas Drone Laws but the sources below may contain out of date or inaccurate information. We recommend you visit the FAA’s website for information and getting started with your 107 Certification.
Becoming a Pilot
Arkansas Drone Laws (2017)
Basic Drone Rules
Register Your Drone – One of the fires thing you need to do as a new drone owner is register with FAA and label your drone with your registration number. Registration costs $5 per aircraft and is valid for 3 years. For more information please visit the FAA website here: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/registration/
Stay Up 400 Feet – As a new drone pilot you are required the you fly your drone at or below 400 feet. This keeps you a safe distance from being in the line of normal air traffic in areas zoned for safe flight.
Line of Sight – Be responsible and keep your drone within your line of sight. Building, trees, power lines, aircraft, and other obstacles can be avoided much better when you can see where your drone is located.
Respect Privacy – As a drone owner you have the ability to fly into other people’s personal airspace but shouldn’t. Be a responsible and make sure you respect people’s right to privacy.
FAA Airspace Restrictions
Be aware of FAA airspace restrictions. There are several FAA restrictions you need to be aware of before you fly in an a area including Security Sensitive Airspace Restrictions, Temporary Flight Restrictions, Restricted or Special Use Airspace, Stadiums and Sporting Events, Wildfires, and Airports.
For a full list of FAA Flying restrictions visit: https://www.faa.gov/uas/where_to_fly/airspace_restrictions/
- Security Sensitive Airspace Restrictions
- Temporary Flight Restrictions
- Restricted or Special Use Airspace
- Stadiums and Sporting Events
Basic Drone Safety Tips
- Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports
- Never fly over groups of people, public events, or stadiums full of people
- Never fly near emergencies such as fires or hurricane recovery efforts
- Never fly under the influence of drugs or alcohol