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FAA Rules

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by adreyzasran, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. adreyzasran

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    Can anyone clarify what are the FAA rules for flying drones? They say that it has to be strictly for hobbies and recreational purposes, and not for commercial or payment purposes. But what if you are into filmmaking, and we fly the drone to take aerial footages say for a wedding or something and get paid for it. Is that against the law ?
     
  2. ianwood

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    There are numerous threads on this subject on this site and for every one of those, you'll find a dozen or more conflicting opinions. You'll need to research it and draw your own conclusion as it is anything but black and white.
     
  3. Buckaye

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    The short answer is: If you are doing it for money it's problematic.

    The longer answer is - it isn't a law, it's an FAA guideline/policy. People have been fined by the FAA (like 10K fines) and some have fought and won the cases precisely because it isn't a law.

    There are plenty of people who seem to do it, and run into no issues with the FAA - but it's kind of proceed at your own risk.