Category: Drones

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Great suggestions for those thinking of doing drone photography

The link below goes to a great article. But I add tip #0 – make sure you are in an area where you can legally fly a quadcopter. Many enthusiasts live within 5 miles of airports and cannot legally fly unless they drive considerable distances. They may also find that there are restrictions at their destinations – no flying in National Parks or National Monuments and many state parks also prohibit...

New UK drone restrictions start today #Drones #Quadcopters

Camera drones must stay at least 150 feet away from people All drones weighing more than 250g must be registered with the government All drone pilots must pass a drone safety test before allowed to fly Drone pilots must use “safety apps” to plan their flights “Recreational drone users must: Always keep the drone within sight Keep 500 ft away from crowds and/or built up areas, if your drone is equipped...

GoPro to end Karma drone product #GoPro #Drone #Drones

GroPro says that regulations in the U.S. and Europe are “hostile” to the drone business, without offering an  explanation. GoPro is getting out of the drone business. Here is a survey of regulations in Europe, including Russia range from hostile to drone usage to straight forward, depending on the country. Some countries require a commercial license if the drone takes any pictures at all, for example, and Sweden bans all photography...

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Leaked FAA Document hints at limited drone regulations

Leaked FAA Document Provides Glimpse Into Drone Regulations – Forbes. Some restrictions, and operators would need to pass an FAA written exam only, to obtain unmanned aerial systems certification and to operate UAS craft pursuant to a new Part 107 of the FAA regulations. The written test would be based on the content of the Airman’s Information Manual (AIM) plus additional content regarding UAS.  Currently certified pilots of manned aircraft would...