Here are some of the services Gowdy Brothers Aerospace Provides to it’s Clients:
1. UAS Flight Operations Manual, FAA reviewed and Approved;
2. Consulting and an easy to use web-based portal for filing FAA UAS monthly flight reporting;
3 Consulting and directions to file the FAA on-line Aircraft Registration requirements
4. Informative periodic e-mail newsletter “Morning Drone”;
5. Enrollment in the Gowdy Brothers Referral Network;
6. UAS Needs Assessment and Analysis;
7. UAS Insurance Analysis and Recommendations;
8. Vendor Negotiated UAS Equipment Discounts;
9. Part 107 Test Preparation Assistance;
10. Part 107 Consulting;
11. UAS NOTAM filing assistance;
We are also constantly trying to improve our consulting services to provide further value to our clients.
The rules for operating an unmanned aircraft depend on why you want to fly.
|Fly for Fun||Fly for Work|
|Pilot Requirements||No pilot requirements||Must have Remote Pilot Airman Certificate
Must be 16 years old
Must pass TSA vetting
|Aircraft Requirements||Must be registered if over 0.55 lbs.||Must be less than 55 lbs.
Must be registered if over 0.55 lbs. (online)
Must undergo pre-flight check to ensure UAS is in condition for safe operation
|Location Requirements||5 miles from airports without prior notification to airport and air traffic control||Class G airspace*|
|Operating Rules||Must ALWAYS yield right of way to manned aircraft
Must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight)
UAS must be under 55 lbs.
Must follow community-based safety guidelines
Must notify airport and air traffic control tower before flying within 5 miles of an airport
|Must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight)*
Must fly under 400 feet*
Must fly during the day*
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*
|Example Applications||Educational or recreational flying only||Flying for commercial use (e.g. providing aerial surveying or photography services)
Flying incidental to a business (e.g. doing roof inspections or real estate photography)
|Legal or Regulatory Basis||Public Law 112-95, Section 336 – Special Rule for Model Aircraft
FAA Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft
|Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulation (14 CFR) Part 107|
*These rules are subject to waiver.