Commercial/Civil Users


Commercial use of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) includes any business or marketing use. 

14 CFR Part 107

The NEW Small UAS Rule (Part 107), including all pilot and operating rules, is in effect as of 12:01 a.m. EDT on August 29, 2016.  

Flying under Part 107 requires a Remote Pilot Certificate.

Part 107 Summary and Small UAS Advisory Circular

Example Situations

  • You plan to photograph and/or video an event or property and you sell your media to someone else.  You will fly under Part 107
  • You are teaching a class at UM and wish to have your students fly UAS as part of the course.  Your students can fly as hobbyists.
  • You are a student in a UM course and wish to fly UAS for a class project.  You can fly as a hobbyist.
  • You would like to hire a company to fly UAS on campus to video an event or property.  The company you hire must comply with Part 107 and must have gone through UM's competitive bid process.  AASO can provide you with this list.

Where to go for help

The AASO can assist you in flying under Part 107 or finding a Montana company to hire.