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. If you want to fly something that weighs more than 55 lbs, you’ll need to fill out the traditional Section 333 exemption form. It’s possible that you’ll also need to have the aircraft itself certified, as well. 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?