Drone Safety Reminder

Even if you only plan on flying for fun, the first thing you must do is to register your drone at www.faa.gov/uas and make sure you read and understand all safety guidelines.

January 13, 2017

Safety Guidelines

  • Fly at or below 400 ft
  • Keep your UAS within sight
  • Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports
  • Never fly over groups of people and always respect the privacy of others
  • Never fly over stadiums or sports events
  • Never fly near emergency response efforts such as fires
  • Never fly under the influence
  • Be aware of airspace requirements

If you have any questions regarding UAS regulations, safety or operations, contact the UC Center of Excellence on UAS Safety at uassafety@ucmerced.edu or (209) 201-2051.


Register Your Drone

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UCOP Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety

Watch the FAA's Safety Video