The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved commercial drone flights under Part 107 and recreational drone flights under the FAA TRUST test. Manufacturers are increasingly focusing on commercial drones rather than hobby drones. To fly a small category 1 or category 2 drone over people, it must have a remote identification transmitter.
Category 3drones cannot fly over “outdoor gatherings of human beings”, only private areas where people are under covered structures or have been warned that a drone will fly over them.
The FAA and state authorities have been working to make drone laws practical and prevent misuse of drones, while protecting citizens. The FAA does not specify how drones should transmit their identity, but rather leaves it to manufacturers to determine the best way to do so in the next 18 to 20 months, when the new drones will be sold in the United States. This year, Women and Drones honored leaders in the drone industry with a Hall of Fame award. It is possible to request permission to perform specific operations with drones that are not allowed under Part 107 or when the drone is not OOP certified by requesting an operational exemption.