Can you use your drone to tow someone on a skateboard, snowboard or surfboard? Is that legal?
Today, we answer a call from Kevin in New Jersey about towing. He wants to know if towing is allowed by law. Does towing someone on a snowboard violate any of the FAA’s Part 107 regulations?
Whether or not towing is legal depends on where you plan to do it. Towing, after all, can be pretty dangerous. The drone could crash, someone could get hurt and you could end up with a whole set of problems to deal with. If practiced under safe conditions and with the right permits, towing is a perfectly legal thing to do. In this episode, we outline everything you need to know before trying to tow your buddies around. Fly safe!
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- [03:41] Can you use your drone to tow someone on a skateboard, snowboard or surfboard?
- [05:20] Is it unprofessional and unsafe to use your drone to tow someone?
- [06:10] Paul states the different obstructions he ran into with the FAA when he wished to use his drone for towing
- [08:22] What does Part 107 mention about towing someone with a drone?
- [12:09] Are there any regulations on the total weight that a drone can pull?
- [14:08] Does flying in snowy weather increase the risk of drone failure?