One of the most sought after and fast growing hobbies for individuals around the world in recent years has been that of consumer drones, especially as they have become more accessible to the average individual due to affordability. However, flying a drone is much harder than it often looks, and if one is not careful to use best practices when flying their drones and equipment it can lead to costly disasters and damages to their equipment.
- Even though you are not a passenger, or on-board pilot, of your drone you still have to be observant of FAA regulations.
- Not only does the FAA have rules about how, where and when unmanned aircraft can fly, there are also apt to be state-specific and local ordinances to comply with.
- Assuming your new unmanned flight vehicle is more weighty than .55 pounds, you must register it online with the FAA.
“Drones are capable of causing significant property damage or personal injury, so it’s a good idea to make sure you have appropriate insurance.”