Wyoming UAS Laws

  
 
Note on Federal vs State Laws:

Federal airspace laws take precedence over state drone laws. If a state or local law directly conflicts with FAA regulations, the state or local law is likely to be invalidated. 

 

Definitions:

"Operator" means a person operating or flying an unmanned aircraft;

"Unmanned aircraft" means an aircraft operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft, but excludes small unmanned aircraft, weighing under 55 pounds.

 
 
Statutes/Bills:

SF 170 AN ACT relating to aeronautics; authorizing the Wyoming aeronautics commission to promulgate rules related to unmanned aircraft.

The law requires the Wyoming Aeronautics Commission to develop rules regulating where unmanned aircraft can take off and land. The commission is also permitted to develop reasonable rules regulating the operation of unmanned aircraft through coordination with the unmanned aircraft industry and local governments. The law specifies that the commission does not have the power to regulate unmanned aircraft operation in navigable airspace. It also makes it unlawful to land an unmanned aircraft on the property of another person, but operators can pilot an unmanned aircraft over their own property.

 

 
   
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