In light of the emergency happening in Houston right now, many Drone U members have reached out to ask if there is some way for them to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief. While we’re proud to be associated with such caring folks, we want to discourage pilots heading down to Houston with their drones.
Unfortunately, flying a drone in Houston is both illegal and unnecessary at the moment. Only those drone pilots who are flying on behalf of a government agency or those with special authorizations are permitted to fly over Houston right now. While there may be a larger need for drones in Houston during the coming months, pilots who fly over the city right now will only risk causing additional problems. For now, we need to keep the skies clear so that FEMA, Red Cross and government-authorized pilots can do their jobs.
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