Drones 101: Where can I fly my drone?: How To Video
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If you've just got your hands on a brand-new quadcopter, here's what you need to know before you take to the sky -- including where you can and can't fly it.
[MUSIC] Whether you call them drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, or multirotors, these flying machines are a whole lot of fun. But there's a lot more to drones than first meets the eye. Here's what you need to know before you take to the sky. In the US earners have to register with the federal aviation administration if the drone weights between half a pound and 55 pounds. Then mark the unique registration number on the drone. Outside the US check with local authorities for specific requirements. Ready to fly? Not just yet. You need to keep the [UNKNOWN] under 400 feet and more then five miles away from airports and air traffic. Some states also have there own regulations. Right now flights are banned in US national parks. Drones like those from DJI can help you keep an eye on locations GPS and [UNKNOWN] that stop you flying into restricted air space. If your Droid doesn't have this feature, the B4UFLY app can guide you. But that's just the start. There is still a lot of gray area when it comes to flying drones. Common sense goes a long way. Avoid flying over people, animals, or private property. High winds and low light aren't your best friends either unless you're Experienced pilot. [MUSIC] Regardless of where you fly don't be a jerk, it's not worth a fine or a fight just to get that drone shot. [BLANK AUDIO]