The Law Requires All Who Fly a Drone

in Furtherance of a Business to be Certified under Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations

Even if you decide not to work with Perspective Drone Services, LLC, please only work with Part 107 certified drone pilots and companies. 


An unmanned aerial vehicle is an aircraft, and all aircraft are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration.  Operating a drone in furtherance of a business without being licensed and certified by the FAA is illegal and can subject uncertified pilots and those who employ them to criminal and civil penalties. 


The criminal penalty for knowingly and willfully employing a remote pilot who does not have a Part 107 airman’s certificate, to act in that capacity is up to $250,000, or up to 3 years in prison, or both.  Uncertified pilots who fly for commercial purposes may also face up to $1,100 in civil fines per violation, and those who employ them may also be subject to a civil fine of up to $11,000.  (See 49 U.S. Code § 46301 - Civil penalties). 


In order to pilot a drone for commercial purposes, in furtherance of a business, the unmanned aerial vehicle must be under the control of a Part 107 certified pilot in command.