Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have seen an exponential growth in popularity for both recreational and commercial purposes in recent year. Unfortunately this increased use has raised safety and privacy issues that regulatory body have sought to address by implementing rule and guideline regarding drone operation.
The FAA strictly regulates drone use in the US. They require drones to be registered and flown below 400 feet with direct line-of-sight.
The FAA also strictly prohibits drone use near airports and other critical areas.
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State and Local Regulations
In addition to federal regulations, some states and municipalities have created their own drone laws. These can vary significantly but typically include restrictions on flying over private property or certain public spaces. It is essential that you check the laws in your region or municipality before flying a drone.
Drone Regulations: Individuals and companies looking to use drones commercially such as for photography or package delivery must obtain a special certification from the FAA known as a “Part 107” certification. You must pass an aeronautical knowledge exam and meet other requirements to get this certification.
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Obtain a Unique Identification Number (UIN) from DGCA and attach it to your drone. If applicable, obtain an Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit (UAOP) from the DGCA for commercial operations, keeping this handy. Finally, receive permission before each flight through the Digital Sky Platform.
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