How to fly large drones weighing more than 55 pounds
Today, we talk about flying large drones. While most pilots will only ever fly a drone smaller than 55 lbs, there are some people who will eventually scale up. With Intel’s unveiling of the Air Taxi at this years CES, it may not be long before we’re all flying around in car-sized drones.
Of course, the Part 107 is only applicable to unmanned aircraft that weigh less than 55 lbs at takeoff. This includes anything attached to the drone including gimbals, lenses, etc. Previously, you could fly a drone weighing more than 55 pounds by getting a Section 333 exemption. However, now, Section 333 has been replaced by Section 347 (§ 44807 – Special authority for certain unmanned aircraft systems) of the 2018 Re-authorization Act. This does not mean that your old Section 333 exemption is not valid. You can still fly under the old exemption that you got before this new law came into effect. Fly Safe!
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- [01:34] Today, we talk about flying large drones
- [05:29] Is Part 107 applicable to drones weighing over 55 lbs? Which certification do you need for these large drones?
- [06:45] Is Section 333 applicable to drone weighing over 55 lbs?