Use of Drones in Chatham

Updated: February 2021

Drone Use Fact Sheet - Revised Rules

For the latest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) information on the use of drones please use this link Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)The FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) page inlcudes revised rules published in the Federal Register on Janaury 16, 2021 and related UAS documents as follows: Remote ID Information, Remote ID Rule, Operations Over People and at Night Information and Operations Over People and at Night Rule.  Additionally, relelvant information is broken out by specific drone flyer categories:

  • Recreational Flyers and Modeler Community-Based Organizations
  • Certificated Remote Pilots including Commercial Operators
  • Public Safety & Government Users
  • Educational Users

One last note: Areas directly north and south of Chatham airport frequently have aircraft flying at 400 feet or below so it is good policy and common sense for all operators to call the airport before any operations, regardless of authorizations and waivers.

Another source for Drone Pilot resources is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) website by using the following link AOPA Drone Pilot Resources