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New Drone Laws in August 2016

This week the FAA released new drone regulations that will change for ever aviation. This sweeping change will make it so that anyone over 16 can take a written test and obtain a license to fly commercial drones. A drone operator in Wilmington NC has already met the requirements of the FAA to operate drones. New operators will take a test, wait for a TSA background check, meet the local regulation requirements, and start flying.

DJI is one of the most common drone manufactures that make drones for private and commercial use. These drones use advanced algorithms, GPS, and frequencies to provide the operator with a way to operate the drone safely.

Commercial drone operators still need to abide by a big requirement to no fly over people. Flying over people is not safe and should not be done without the consent of those involve. A closed set filming operation mitigates some of that risk the general public.

Flying near airports requires prior approval. Flying near airplanes is hazardous and should be avoided. To request approval to fly near an airport, the operator will seek approval from a central FAA computer before operating.

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