Legalities

FAA and Legal Flying

The FAA. Those three dreaded letters can make any drone pilot feel ill-at-ease. The FAA has an important job to do and that’s to make sure our airspace is safe. And while it’s true that the cat has already been let out of the bag, and drones are here stay, the FAA has been scrambling to get legislation approved that will regulate this unprecedented growth in the drone industry. There is quite a bit of speculation, mis-information and conjecture being spread about in (and by) the media and even in the drone community. At Drone U, it is our aim to make sure that ALL our pilots, and those in our community, are not only well-versed in what the law actually says, but to make sure that we abide by the law and fly legally and safely. It’s been said that only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. At Drone U, we want to take it one step further. Just as sure as death and taxes, you can be certain that the Drone U is committed to keeping you up-to-date and well informed in this ever-changing landscape of UAV flight. Want to learn more? Here are some of our most popular podcasts about this very important topic.

What are the FAA laws regarding flying a drone?

Do I need to be worried about the FAA coming after me for just flying my drone for fun?

What should you make of the FAA’s release of their proposed rules?

With the recent FAA proposal, is there any way to go ahead and get the “certification” they mention?

What are the negative things in the recent proposed regulations by the FAA? How will we be affected if those don’t change?

Did the FAA really issue a blanket “approval” for commercial drone use below 200 fee?

Will the FAA come after me if I start flying drones commercially?

How do I notify the FAA I’m flying near an airport for a drone shoot?

If the FAA isn’t issuing certifications (and who knows when that will happen), why should anybody bother learning how to make money with their drone right now?

Did the FAA actually announce anything significant at their news conference yesterday?

What makes you so sure the FAA will not come after me if I fly my drone commercially?

What is the process of getting permission to fly my drone in Washington DC for a local videography project?

Is it true that if I don’t have a 333 Exemption, and I get paid to fly my drone, I’m at risk for getting a big fine.

I’m about to fly a project for a local University, so will I need a TFR or any special approval from the FAA?

Does the FAA have any basis at all for the $1.9 million proposed fine for SkyPan International?

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