- Q: I live in Falcon Courts North. There are some nice fields very near my house. Can I fly my drone there? It is outside the installation boundary and not near the airfield.
A: That depends. First, that is private property, even though you are not intending to land there. Secondly, that area is still in FAA Controlled Airspace, starting at the surface. Even if you have permission from the land owner, you would still need authorization from the FAA to operate your drone. Take a look at the UAS Facility Map for more insight.
- Q: Do I have to register the model aircraft or drone I own?
A: Yes, if it weighs more than 250 grams ( approximately 9 ounces or 0.55 pounds). It does not matter if you are flying recreationally or for the commercial/civil purposes. Additionally, you must comply with the operations and safety requirements spelled out in FAA Part 107 and Advisory Circular 91-57B.
- Q: Do any hobby shops provide UAS flight training for free?
A: Yes. Many hobby shops offer flight instructions with the sale of a multi-rotor. In addition many of the Academy of Model Aeronautics 2400 clubs also offer free flight training. To find a club near you, visit www.modelaircraft.org
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