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Casual non-commercial flying?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zap222, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Zap222

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    Hi to my USA brothers and sisters. I am a qualified UAV pilot with permission for commercial operation. I'm coming over to tour West USA and was thinking of bringing my Mavic with me to do some fun flying for non commercial family stuff. What is the situation with FAA with regards to just up and flying (safely of course)?
     
  2. Brendan Roche

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    In the USA you need to stay under 400 ft AGL, avoid flying over people, and have your bird registered through FAA ($5 through FAA website).

    Pretty minimal steps for recreational flying, just use common sense! Enjoy the trip!


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    Thanks Brendan
     
  4. Brendan Roche

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    You bet! Enjoy your trip!


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    107 certification isn't necessary? I'm so confused on who & why part 107 certification is needed??
     
  6. Brendan Roche

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    107 certification is for making money off your drone (any commercial activity).

    So if you are not charging for your flying, no 107 is needed. See link below for general info around "recreational" flying.

    Recreational Users | Know Before You Fly

    Brendan


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