Montana has its own set of drone regulations to ensure the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems within the state.
Let’s delve into the specifics of Montana drone laws and find out what it takes to fly drones safely while staying compliant.
These drone laws apply to the entire state of Montana.
This law prohibits obstructing, impeding, preventing, or otherwise interfering with a lawful aerial wildfire suppression response by a state or local government through the use of a UAV.
According to this bill, any information from a UAV is not admissible as evidence unless the information was obtained:
(a) pursuant to the authority of a search warrant; or
(b) in accordance with judicially recognized exceptions to the warrant requirement.
This UAS rule prohibits launching or operating a drone from a state park unless:
(a) authorized by commercial use or special use permit; or
(b) the use of drones occurs within an area specifically designated for such use by the park manager.
Local drone laws in Montana refer to a set of guidelines and regulations that are established and implemented at the county, city, or town level to govern the use of drones within their jurisdiction.
According to this regulation, to fly drones recreationally within a 5-mile radius of the Airport, you must notify the Airport and the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower.
Commercial drone operators need to obtain ATO (Control Tower) permission before operating in any other class of airspace (including within 5 miles of the Helena Airport).
Prohibits flying or launching drones, or other unmanned aerial systems unless authorized by a permit.
According to this policy,
This policy prohibits the unauthorized use, operation, or transportation of drones on Resort property and lift systems.
This drone policy prohibits using unmanned aerial systems or drones without prior written authorization from Great Divide.
Note: Montana drone laws are subject to change. The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. For more information on drone laws in Montana, visit the FAA’s website or the official websites of the respective departments or consult an attorney.
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