Lone Star ISR’s pilots are required to follow all US State and Federal Laws and Regulations depending on their jurisdiction where operations occur.
Federal – United States
All Lone Star ISR pilots hold a combination of a 14 CFR part 61 (sport, private, or commercial aircraft pilot) and/or a 14 CFR part 107 (small unmanned aircraft system or UAS pilot) certificate to conduct flight operations in the National Airspace of the United States and its territories.
Where applicable, when conducting operations in furtherance of managing wildlife, Lone Star ISR pilots are subject to follow the Code of Federal Regulations – Title 50, Part 19 – Airborne Hunting.
State – Texas
Lone Star ISR’s pilots conduct their missions in accordance to the laws of the State of Texas.
Lone Star ISR’s is a Commercial Aerial Wildlife Management Permittee (M-4328) and thus may be required to conduct themselves pursuant to Texas Parks and Wildlife Code – Chapter 43, Subchapter G, Sections 43.101-43.112, and Texas Administrative Code – Management of Wildlife and Exotic Animals from Aircraft – Sections 65.150-65.162. In those missions, a Landowner Authorization (LOA) may be required to conduct any operations.
Where applicable, when conducting flights in certain conditions, a Part 107 Waiver may be required. These conditions include:
When considering any engagement with a company providing unmanned aircraft services, all safe practices must be followed and waivers obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration. Only conditions precedent where life or property are at risk is an operator allowed to submit emergency request for waivers to the FAA.
Department of Homeland Security Screening
More than half of Lone Star ISR’s pilots have undergone extensive security screening via the Department of Homeland Security and hold Transportation Worker Identification Credentials. The TWIC credentials allows Lone Star ISR’s pilots to access secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities, vessels and airports. Additionally, more than half of Lone Star ISR’s pilots currently hold passports and can perform work outside of the United States. When working outside of the United States, Lone Star ISR’s pilots will operate under the jurisdiction of that host country.