Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The Kentucky Department of Aviation serves as the clearinghouse for UAS information for the Executive Branch of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Our Department is working with government, industry and academia to encourage the safe and responsible use of this new technology.
 

 Rules, Regulations & Guidlines

 

New Federal Aviation Administration rules require that all hobby and commercial drones weighing between 0.55 lbs and 55 lbs must be registered with the FAA.

Do you plan to make ANY money with your drone?
Commercial operators must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate and operate under Part 107 Regulations.

Do you just want to fly for fun?
Hobbyists must operate under specific safety guidelines.  Know Before You Fly has the information you need for hobby and commercial operations.

Where can I find official rules and regulations?
The official FAA resource for all UAS information can be found at: https://www.faa.gov/uas/

The Kentucky Department of Aviation reminds everyone to avoid flying near airports, heliports and manned air traffic.  Join your local AMA club, use common sense, think before you fly, be courteous, understand the regulations and Fly Safe!

Contact
 
Department of Aviation
Capital City Airport
90 Airport Road
Building 400
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4480
Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM EST, M-F