There Is More To Flying A Drone Than Meets The Eye
People that buy drones do not often consider the laws that govern the process to legally fly them. Yes, I said LEGALLY!
I wanted to offer up some free advice and pass on 3 things that you will want to know before lifting off for the first time with your crazy awesome drone.
Now, this is not all encompassing so you will want to dig deeper and do as much research as you need to in order to be the model citizen while flying your drone.
My goal is to give you enough pause so you can do your due diligence and stay within the law.
First Thing First – About The Law Regarding RC Drone Flying
You MUST register your drone, quadcopter and drone with camera. Call them what you will but know this; if you fail to register your drone you could be fined up to $250,000 and/or imprisoned up to 3 years!
No drone experience is worth that folks so please follow this link to get registered TODAY!
There are weight requirements that most “toy drones” don’t surpass so drones like pocket drones some parrot drones and quadcopters do not need to be registered.
If you are not sure your drone exceeds the weight to require registration then refer to your drone’s user manual or go HERE for a list of drones that must be registered.
Second Great Tip For Responsible Drone Flying
Once you register your drone you will receive a label that is FAA compliant. This label must be positioned in such a place as to not need special tools to view it…
…For you geeks out there (not derogatory as I place myself firmly in that category) here is what the labels are made of:
- Material Type: Metalized Polyester
- Finish: Matte, light gray
- Adhesive: Permanent Acrylic
Third Awesome “Stay Out of Jail” Tip For Flying Your Drone
Please use common sense when searching for a great place to fly your drone. Some of these little unmanned crafts like various Parrot Drones will follow you while riding your bike, skiing or any other outdoor activity you can think of so keep location in mind.
Places near airports may seem obvious not to fly but you would be surprised at the level of, well we will just say, common sense or lack there of that eludes some folks.
Military installations would be a place to steer away from. Picture this, enjoying a great day out with your drone and next thing you know you have been face planted by the MPs from the base.
I think you get the picture but if you still have doubts then check this information from Wikipedia out HERE and stay out of trouble with the law!
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