What are recreational flyers exceptions?
The exception for recreational flyers only applies to flights that are purely for fun or personal enjoyment.
Is a UAS considered to be an aircraft?
Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) means an unmanned aircraft and the equipment to control it remotely. Unmanned aircraft (UA) means any aircraft operating or designed to operate autonomously or to be piloted remotely without a pilot on board.
What is the special rule for model aircraft?
Always yield the right of way to manned aircraft. Fly under 400 feet and the operator must always keep their drone within eyesight. Never fly over groups of people, moving vehicles, public events, private property, or sensitive infrastructure.
Can FAA see drones?
Persons operating a drone with a remote ID broadcast module must be able to see their drone at all times during flight. Operate (without remote ID equipment) ( PDF ) at FAA-recognized identification areas ( FRIAs ) sponsored by community-based organizations or educational institutions.
Why are drones flying over my house at night?
So if you’re in the United States, and happen to see a drone in your neighborhood, probably a filmmaker wants to get some night shots. Law Enforcement officers are also using drones for aerial surveillance, which could happen during the day or at night.
What is controlled and uncontrolled airspace?
To enter controlled airspace, an aircraft must first gain clearance from an air traffic controller. Uncontrolled airspace has no supervision by air traffic control so no clearance is required to operate in uncontrolled airspace.
Can my drone be tracked?
Drones operating on RF communication can be tracked using RF sensors, while others that are GPS Pre-Programmed to a way point can be tracked using Radar detection. Visual detection technology like Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) Cameras can be used to get visuals on the detected drone, and confirm a drone threat.