Fly Right

Fly Right

Fly Right

Fly Right

Learning to “Fly Right” is one of the most important safety steps to learn.

Even if you have  been flying for a while it is extremely important to learn the basic safety rules.   The article in Digital Aviators, Fly Right, Back to the Basics is a great recourse for basic flight safety.

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has a set of guidelines to follow if you plan to use your drone as a hobbyist.

Recreational purposes which include:

  • Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
  • Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
  • Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
  • Don’t fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the airport and control tower before flying
  • Don’t fly near people or stadiums
  • Don’t fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs
  • Don’t be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft – you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft

Know Before You Fly is another great source.  Also, as a hobbyist you must register your drone through the FAA web site.   This is your identification number and should be put on the drone, but not shared publicly.

This is a few helpful tips and links.  Send me an email if you have other questions, I would love to help.  🙂

Helpful Links

Helpful links

Here is a list of Helpful links resource  that I use often.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):
http://www.faa.gov/
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue,
SW Washington, DC 20591
1-866-TELL-FAA (1-866-835-5322)

For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

FAA – Temporary Flight Restrictions NOTAMS  
http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF

FAA – Part 107 (for commercial purposes):
http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=20516

FAA – Section 333 Exemption (for commercial purposes):
https://www.faa.gov/uas/legislative_programs/section_333/how_to_file_a_petition/

FAA – Drone Registration (for hobby use):
http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/

FAA – Drone Registration Size Chart:
https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/faqs/media/UAS_Weights_Registration.pdf

Know  Before You Fly:
http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/
contact@knowbeforeyoufly.org

Academy Model Aeronautics (AMA):
http://www.modelaircraft.org/
5161 E. Memorial Dr.
Muncie, IN 47302
(800) 435-9262 – 1-800-I-FLY-AMA

On The Go Video.biz
http://www.onthegovideo.biz
onthegovideo4u@gmail.com
DroneDivaDesi@gmail.com

She Drones
http://www.shedrones.com/
shedrones@twc.com

Drone Radio Show
http://droneradioshow.com/

Drone Coalition
http://dronecoalition.net/

That Drone Show
http://www.thatdroneshow.com/

 

UAS Registration Deadline

Drone Registration

Drone Registration Deadline

The deadline date to register your UAS with the FAA is February 19, 2016.

If your aircraft weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 g) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg), and you’ve been flying it outdoors or plan to fly it outdoors for hobby or recreation, federal law requires you to register by this Friday, February 19, 2016.  http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/

If you fly an UAS, you are considered a pilot and should know the basic safety rules.

know Before You Fly http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

Also, Back to the basics is a good summary http://digitalaviators.blogspot.com/2015/10/fly-rightback-to-basics_28.html

Swansea Ghost Town

Swansea Ghost Town Arizona

Swansea

Swansea Ghost Town Arizona

I have been riding motorcycles and off road vehicles in Arizona all my life.  Swansea has always fascinated me.   I enjoyed taking the DJI Phantom there to film.

The town was once a copper mining town from the early 1900’s, and is located in the desert of La Paz County Arizona.

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FAA Require Registration Of All Drones

The FAA has announced that all drones will need to be registered.

Drone

FAA Drone Registration

Not all of the details have been ironed out.   But the main concern is that Christmas is right around the corner and Drones will be the big selling item this year.   It is so important to keep our airways safe!   This registration is already a requirement for those people or companies having the Section 333 exemption.     The registration system is scheduled to be in force by November 20, 2015.   That is a huge undertaking in my opinion.   Forbes explains the press conference.

It is imperative that the FAA find solutions to keeping our airways safe.    I myself have seen many post regarding people flying irresponsibly.   I am proud to surround myself with professionals in the UAV (drone)  industry that make an effort to be safe.   I hope to start reaching out to others to “fly right”  and be available for people to learn the proper, safe way to fly.