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Old 12-04-2018, 11:43 AM
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I am a construction super and I want to fly a drone for personal use.

Will I be required to get any licenses or permits?

What if I wanted to fly it for the company?

Any special requirements?
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:59 AM
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Personal use: FAA registration, site permission, local tower permission if applicable.
Commerical: FAA license, FAA registration, insurance, site permission, local tower permission if applicable
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:01 PM
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I know the guy we have that flies the drone over our job sites had to get a license. Don't know what all is involved in the process though.
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With a screen name like that is it female nudist colony?

If so we want live feeds.

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Old 12-04-2018, 12:08 PM
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You can start doing some research at the FAA site here: https://www.faa.gov/uas/
There's also a pretty good FAQ - https://www.faa.gov/uas/faqs/
BTW - I did actually register my drone and also got an FAA id card at the url below just in case I'm flying recreationally, and legally, and someone wants to hassle me.
https://drone-registration.net/

Good luck.
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I'd just fly it and wait for a complaint.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:27 PM
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this bull reminds me of the CB radio licenses- total government overreach
a license shouldn't be required until the drone can interfere with aircraft
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I'd just fly it and wait for a complaint.

Honestly just do it, chances you get called out is almost none. So long as its your property/your in charge of it.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:31 PM
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there have been dozens of instances already just in this country of drones interfering with civil, commercial or even military aircraft operations. I applaud the OP for wanting to do it right!
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But at ~50-100ft within an acre. Let's be real, what is he really going to interfere with. If your near an airport or in the city or something like that its different
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Originally Posted by Ncska21 View Post
But at ~50-100ft within an acre. Let's be real, what is he really going to interfere with. If your near an airport or in the city or something like that its different
even at 100’ if he interferes with an aircraft chances are that aircraft has bigger issues than coloring with his 2lb plastic drone.
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You need a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate to use a drone commercially. It requires passing a computer test. I have one. They're not hard to get but it does require a good amount of studying. There are real pilot questions on it and you have to know how to read sectional charts and weather reports.

Other than that you just have to register the drone which I think is $5.

When you say flying it for the company what exactly would you be using it for?
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Originally Posted by Mako 234 View Post
You need a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate to use a drone commercially. It requires passing a computer test. I have one. They're not hard to get but it does require a good amount of studying. There are real pilot questions on it and you have to know how to read sectional charts and weather reports.
If it is used for business at all you need to be licensed and submit for airspace authorization each time before you fly through the FAA portal/ DJI unlocks that used B4UFly etc. if you are not in class G airspace. I would also be insured. Drones are not covered on GL insurance.
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If I can't buy a $200 drone at a hobby store and fly it 50' over a building that is 10 stories high where no planes will ever fly without a permit or lic. then this country is no longer for me. They may as well come arrest me now, it's ridiculous, practice common sense, don't interfere with others and enjoy the hobby.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
If I can't buy a $200 drone at a hobby store and fly it 50' over a building that is 10 stories high where no planes will ever fly without a permit or lic. then this country is no longer for me. They may as well come arrest me now, it's ridiculous, practice common sense, don't interfere with others and enjoy the hobby.
You can. You just can't do it commercially.
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i thought for recreational as long as you were under a certain height ( 400ft come to mind could be wrong) you were good to go? any higher than that required FAA approval
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
i thought for recreational as long as you were under a certain height ( 400ft come to mind could be wrong) you were good to go? any higher than that required FAA approval
yes as long as you stay 5 miles from any airport
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
If I can't buy a $200 drone at a hobby store and fly it 50' over a building that is 10 stories high where no planes will ever fly without a permit or lic. then this country is no longer for me. They may as well come arrest me now, it's ridiculous, practice common sense, don't interfere with others and enjoy the hobby.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
i thought for recreational as long as you were under a certain height ( 400ft come to mind could be wrong) you were good to go? any higher than that required FAA approval

that is correct. Some of the info on this thread is wrong.
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Originally Posted by Quacktastic View Post
Some of the info on this thread is wrong.
you could add that to almost every thread on this board.
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