Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
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The National Airspace System (NAS) outlines the controlled and uncontrolled airspaces governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Beyond a few specific exceptions, the airspace – from the grounds surface to space - within the United States falls under the FAA’s authority – including above private property.
All Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) flights are included within the FAA’s operational guidelines for the NAS.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) preempts state and local regulations in the fields of aviation use, safety, and other related areas. States and local governments may enact laws concerning Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations, however any laws or regulations in conflict with the FAA’s authority are preempted.
Functionally, the FAA serves as the primary regulator and governing authority over airspace and aircraft within the United States, including UAS.
Kansas has not enacted any specific privacy laws regarding Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS). Instead, existing privacy laws extend to include UAS operations. Drone flights and operators in Kansas are therefore held to the same laws and regulations.