Code Section

Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 6. PEST CONTROL OPERATIONS [11401 - 12408]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1187. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Aircraft Operation Regulation [11901 - 11940]

  ( Chapter 5 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )
  

ARTICLE 1. Generally [11901 - 11911]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

  
11901.  

(a) It is unlawful for any person to operate a manned aircraft in pest control unless the pilot operating the aircraft holds a valid manned pest control aircraft pilot’s certificate issued by the director and an appropriate and valid commercial pilot’s certificate and a current appropriate medical certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to operate an unmanned aircraft system in pest control unless the pilot operating the unmanned aircraft system holds a valid manned pest control aircraft pilot’s certificate or a valid unmanned pest control aircraft pilot’s certificate issued by the director and is certified or otherwise authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to operate an unmanned aircraft system approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct pest control.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 404, Sec. 1. (AB 527) Effective January 1, 2018.)