FAA Drone Safety Awareness Week Starts Today
Safely integrating drones into the National Airspace System is a key priority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and our third-annual Drone Safety Awareness Week helps ensure drone operators understand that they are pilots who must fly safely.
As part of the agency’s education efforts, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will participate in an Instagram Live event with Keith Rosentreter, owner of Alien Drones YouTube Channel, Eno Umoh, Co-Founder Global Air Drone Academy, and Dawn Zoldi, president of UAS Colorado. They will discuss The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST), how to properly register and mark your drone, the importance of joining a community of drone operators, and how drones are used in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to inspire young people. The event will take place on Wednesday from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT.
The week also will feature drone pilots, recreational flyers, and experts discussing their commitment to safety, and sharing tips and information. Several organizations and FAA Safety Team (FAAST) volunteers are hosting virtual events to engage and educate the public about drone safety. If you are new to the drone community, this is a great opportunity to understand how to fly safely.
Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific educational theme:
Monday: Safe Flyers Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
Tuesday: Register and Mark Your Drone
Wednesday: Become a Part of a Flying Community
Thursday: New Rules – Remote Identification and Operations Over People
Friday: Public Safety & Public Acceptance
Saturday and Sunday: Share the Skies – Get Out and Fly
For additional information, visit faa.gov/go/DroneWeek.