Love them or hate them? It seems like people fall into one of the two camps when it comes to drones. Those that love them embrace the futuristic concept of front door delivery, “eyes in the sky” that show us a whole new world, and the ability to safely see into dangerous spaces. Those that hate them resent the invasion of privacy—it’s a camera on you, your family, your property, and you may not even know it. But for those of us who were around for the advent of texting (that’s a fad!), apps (why would I need those?), and countless others, we can pretty much bet that drones are here to stay…and just beginning.
So before you shoot down the drone that’s hovering over your property or go buy one to start your own drone business, you might want to familiarize yourself with the rules that govern drones. (Yes, the FAA’s flying rules apply to drones.)
Operating a drone as a business:
Taking photos with your drone and selling them? You just started a business. This constitutes a commercial operation, so make sure you’re complying with the FAA rules.
Good things to know about drones:
Now, when that drone violates these rules, it is still not ok for you to shoot it down! It’s a federal crime to shoot an aircraft, and a drone is a recognized aircraft.
Is my drone insured?
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