What is a waiver?
Who do you get it from, and under what circumstances are they issued?
A waiver is an official document issued by the FAA which approves certain operations of aircraft outside the limitations of a regulation.
You may request to fly specific drone operations not allowed under part 107 by requesting an operational waiver. These waivers allow drone pilots to deviate from certain rules under part 107 by demonstrating they can still fly safely using alternative methods.
Drone Operations that Require Waivers
You do NOT need a waiver to fly a drone following part 107 rules. You DO need a waiver when you want to operate a drone contrary to the rules in part 107 under the waivable operations listed below:
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