FAA Highlighting Safety During National Drone Week

 - August 27, 2021, 11:31 AM

The FAA is encouraging the drone community to join in activities scheduled for the third annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week from September 13 to 19. Stressing that safely integrating drones into the National Airspace System is a key pillar of its work, the agency said the weeklong event can help forward its mission of ensuring that drone pilots understand their responsibilities.

According to the agency, the awareness week is designed to bring together and educate drone pilots and recreational pilots and highlight new requirements and best practices. Each day of the event will feature a specific theme: Safe Flyers Take the Recreational UAS Safety Test (Monday), Register and Mark Your Drone (Tuesday), Become a Part of a Flying Community (Wednesday), New Rules—Remote Identification and Operations Over People (Thursday), Public Safety & Public Acceptance (Friday), and Share the Skies—Get Out and Fly (Saturday and Sunday).

The FAA has also developed resources and other activities to help facilitate participation, including a guidebook, graphics, a tracking tool, and a photo showcase.