Know before you fly…a drone

During our October 10 show, we droned-on about…drones (that are now available for purchase).

The Federal Aviation Administration is moving towards mandating (all) drones be registered. Until then, here is information about using “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (UAS).

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Model Aircraft Operations
…are for hobby or recreational purposes only.

…Individuals flying for hobby or recreation are strongly encouraged to follow safety guidelines, which include:
Don’t fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs
Don’t fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the airport and control tower before flying
Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
Don’t fly near people or stadiums
Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
Don’t be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft – you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft

The FAA has partnered with several industry associations to promote Know Before You Fly, a campaign to educate the public about using unmanned aircraft…

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Frequently Asked Questions

 

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