tennessee-state-flagTennessee has a number of laws pertaining to drones and unmanned aircraft pertaining using a drone to film open air events with more than 100 people, the use of UAS over the grounds of a correctional facility and restrictions for land surveyors.

For further research on Tennessee drone laws visit Tennessee General Assembly and search for drones and unmanned aircraft.

HB0153 – Criminal Offenses – As enacted, prohibits certain use of an unmanned aircraft to intentionally capture an image over certain open-air events and firework displays; prohibits use of unmanned aircraft over grounds of a correctional facility.
HB0759 – Surveyors – As introduced, specifies that only a duly registered land surveyor may lawfully use an unmanned aircraft for land surveying.
HB1456 – Criminal Offenses – As introduced, creates Class E felony of attaching a weapon to an unmanned aircraft; defines weapon.
SB0509  – Criminal Offenses – As enacted, prohibits certain use of an unmanned aircraft to intentionally capture an image over certain open-air events and firework displays; prohibits use of unmanned aircraft over grounds of a correctional facility.
SB0709 – Surveyors – As introduced, specifies that only a duly registered land surveyor may lawfully use an unmanned aircraft for land surveying.

Do not forget to always abide by the FAA regulations  no matter where you fly.

Do:

  • Fly your Drone below 400 FT
  • Fly with local clubs
  • Inspect your aircraft before you fly
  • Take a lesson before you fly

Don’t

  • Don’t fly your drone beyond line of sight
  • Don’t fly near airports or any manned aircraft
  • Don’t fly near people or stadiums
  • Don’t be careless or reckless, you could be fined if you endanger people or other aircraft
  • Don’t fly anything that weighs more than 55lbs.
  • Don’t fly for payment or commercial purposes unless specifically authorized by the FAA