DragonFly UAS is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, and in accordance with 333 Exemption + Part 107, the FAA’s Flight Standards Service has issued DragonFly a Certificate of Authorization to operate unmanned aircraft in the hours after sunset and before sunrise.
What does this mean?
DragonFly can now operate any of it’s approved UAS in low/no light nighttime environments for the purpose of motion picture filming, search & rescue, inspections using thermal/infrared/LiDAR equipment and live action sports.
How does it work?
Anti-collision LED lighting will be added to drones involved in night operations
Take off and landing areas will be marked and illuminated to ensure that non-participants remain at a safe distance
What are the limitations?
Altitudes are limited to 400 feet above ground level or 200 feet above any structure’s immediate uppermost limit
Pilots must hold an FAA issued pilot license (Part 107 UAS Certificate alone is not sufficient)
DragonFly pilots are undergoing UAS night-flight training to ensure they are skilled and familiar with the principles of night vision prior to conducting commercial night operations.