Outer Banks Drone Regulations

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OUTER BANKS/ DARE COUNTY DRONES & UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

County of Dare NCA permit is required for commercial & government drone (Unmanned Aircraft Systems – UAS) operations in North Carolina. Recreational operators are required to register their UAS with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems in North Carolina – North Carolina Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Rules & Regulations

Local Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rules & Regulations
Town of Nags Head Unmanned Aircraft (Drone) Us / Drones/UAS are prohibited in National Parks

WEB: Visit Dare County Site for Drone Details

County of Dare NC / Drone Regulations / Permits
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
P.O. Box 1000 Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 475-5000

NC DOT DRONE OPERATORS / RESTRICTIONS & REQUIREMENTS

COMMERCIAL OPERATORS

What is a Commercial Operator?
A person or company using UAS/drone technology for compensation or business purposes. This includes any person or company using a drone in any way to advertise, promote or demonstrate a product or service – even if the product or service itself does not include a UAS, UAS-derived photography, etc.
For example, if a real estate agent uses a drone to photograph a property in order to advertise or promote that real estate for sale or lease, then that UAS operation is commercial: the UAS was used for business purposes.

GUIDELINES FOR RECREATIONAL USERS

Recreational UAS/drone operators are not required to obtain a license or permit from the Division of Aviation. However, recreational users are subject to NC UAS rules and regulations. The FAA, however, has set guidelines for safe and responsible operation:

  • Always fly below an altitude of 400 feet, and fly within your direct line of sight.
    Be aware of FAA airspace requirements
    Do not fly near stadiums, public events, or directly over people.
    Do not fly near aircraft, especially near airports.
    Do not fly near emergency response efforts such as fires or hurricane recovery efforts.
    Do not fly for compensation.
    Do not fly at night.
    Do not fly a UAS/drone that weighs more than 55 pounds.

WEB: MORE INFO

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