Drones: Your Tech Guide Regulations


Aside from buying a drone and directly charged the battery and take it out for the first test flight, you’ve got a lot of things you need to consider. Before anything else, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations that have put in place for flying drones. You should be aware of your rights and the rights of those around you.


The Purpose of Having a Drones: “Flying for Fun vs. Flying for Money”

Before you know exactly what rules apply to your drone, you need to determine how you’ll be using it. If you’re flying for fun, there are much less strict requirements, but if you plan to fly on making money, then it’s another way around. You’ll need to pass an FAA test and receive Part 107 certification, and once you’re certified, you’ll be able to use your drone to capture aerial images and video to sell it to the consumers. For the rest of us that fly just for fun and to share videos and images with friends and family has a different set of rules apply. The sky’s is your limit!


Things You Need to Consider: “Rules Still Apply”

There are things you need to consider even without registering with the FAA. These basic rules involve:

  • Fly at or below 400 feet;
  • Keep your UAS within sight;
  • Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports;
  • Don’t fly over groups of people;
  • Never fly over stadiums or sports events;
  • Do not fly near emergency response efforts such as fires;
  • Be aware of airspace requirements.

If you’re concerned about whether you’re too close to an airport to fly, you need to be at least five miles away to operate considering using an app.


Handling Possible Situation with Your Drones: “Dealing with Conflict”

Eventually, having a drone leads you to chances having a conflict and put you in a situation getting a problem with other people. You have to deal with it. You can express your intentions why you’re taking the shots, make conversations with the people involved or maybe even show the person the video feed from the drone camera. Others may take it that they have been spying but show them how wide-angle the video is from that altitude to them.

Of course, not everyone you meet is reasonable, in that case, you must be aware of where you are standing. As with photography, it has a lot to do with your rights to fly. If you’re on your property, or public property the favour is in you, but if you’re on private property, the situation isn’t to your advantage. You can always have your Photographer’s Right with you! It’s a helpful resource to have whenever you’re capturing images or video.


Know Your Responsibility: “Set Your Limitations”

Having a drone is lot more fun to capture images and video that is breathtaking. It also corresponds with responsibility. If you know and follow the rules, use a limitation on it, and you’ll undoubtedly get a lot of enjoyment from your drones without hassle. Following the FAA rules and defusing conflict with others will go a long way to making it a more enjoyable (and legal) experience. Setting your limitations somehow involves avoiding flying your copter overcrowded spaces and choosing the right time to fly to minimize encounter with other people.

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