As a drone pilot, you share the sky with other drones and aircraft. It is crucial to adhere to local regulations to ensure a harmonious and secure flying environment.
Drone Laws in the USA
Before you become a drone pilot, make sure to confirm which kind of drone user you are and research the rules and regulations accordingly.
1. All recreational drone flyers need to take the Drone Safety Test.
2. If you fly for commercial, government, or any other non-recreational purposes you must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA.
3. Drone Registry
If your drone weighs more than 250g/0.55 lbs, you must register your drone through the FAA's Drone Zone. (Here is the list of remote IDs for Ruko drones)
Each drone must be registered at a cost of $5 and the registration is valid for a period of 3 years. Here is the registration renewal link.
General Drone Rules in the USA
• Drone ＞0.25KG（0.55lbs) needs a drone registry.
• Fly under 120m.
• Fly within visual-line-of-sight.
• Fly at night or twilight, drone must be lighting visible for at least 3 statute miles.
• Avoid flying after drinking.
• Don't fly in controlled airspace near airports or restricted areas without FAA permission.
• A person may not manipulate more than one drone at the same time.
Where to fly your drone
Anyone operating a UAS is responsible for flying within FAA guidelines and regulations. Operators should be aware of where it is and is not safe to fly.
Download B4UFLY App the FAA's safety app, which provides real-time information about airspace restrictions and other flying requirements based on your GPS location.
General NO DRONE ZONE and Airspace Restrictions: airports, government agencies, sensitive agencies, national borders.
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