Commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles in the USA is subject to legislation and regulation from various institutions at local, state and federal level.
Properly understanding and abiding by all of these can be a confusing and convoluted process, so we made this checklist to help you cover all the bases and rest assured you're not risking your operation with non-compliance.
This checklist will cover all commercial compliance scenarios, including but not limited to pilot and UAV certification, special operations, and airspace authorization.
You should be running a checklist like this as a pilot or operations coordinator to ensure you and your team are properly certified before a flight. Best practice for operations coordination will incorporate compliance checks into the project management process, and this template will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.
Let's get dive right in.