Tips from an Expert: How to Safely Operate Your Drone/Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Drones and other unmanned vehicles are becoming valuable tools for businesses. There are a lot of reasons MSPs should get excited about drones but there’s probably just as many reasons why it’s important to know what you’re doing in order to ensure a safe, legal flight. The FAA’s annual Drone Safety Day serves as a reminder for operators, pilots and businesses using the more than 860,000 drones in the U.S. to follow appropriate laws, regulations and policies. With that in mind, here are some tips and insights to help you operate your drone safely: Comply with Laws and Regulations

Flying drones safely includes making sure you are following all applicable laws and rules. In the U.S., if you charge money when using your drone you are operating as a commercial drone pilot. If you are using your drone for recreational purposes in the U.S., and are not making money from your flights, then you do not need a license from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). You still need to follow all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and it is your responsibility to know the laws.

If you are flying a drone commercially you will need a drone license,

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