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Tennessee Drone Regulations

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by Nickster, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Nickster

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    I was thinking of taking my P3S with me to Dale Hollow Lake over the weekend. I looked and TN has some very vague drone law where it basically says any quadcopter video or images are illegal. I would love some thoughts on this since it is an awesome lake and I would love to get some good photos and video with it. If this law did get enacted, then how is anyone flying there as a hobby?


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  2. tcope

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    Comment on what? Without being able to read the actual regulation its all guesses.

    The First Amendment places a pretty broad blanket over the right to film and take photos. It does not matter if its from a drone.
     
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    The law seems to refer to harassment of hunters and fishermen. If you are not planning to harass sportsmen, I wouldn't be worried about enforcement. Has it actually been enacted?

    Also that registration website is not an official government site. I wouldn't register through them. I don't know for sure but, they may be skimming data from naive people who land there and give them their personal information.
     
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    Your link doesn't say anything about it being illegal to shoot pictures or videos from a drone. It says it's illegal to take pictures or videos of people on private property which is questionable. That means I can't take a picture of my family in my own yard ( with or without a drone.) If I was near Dale Hollow, I'd make sure my drone was registered, I'd fly it safely, and I'd fly it all over Dale Hollow Lake. I wouldn't hover over anyone but other than that, have fun! I'm near Nashville, BTW.
     
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    Thanks for that. I registered with FAA in December. I figured it might be a phishing site, especially when it said the exact same thing for every state around it (I am in Ohio). I saw a YouTube video pop up from 2 days ago too. I would definitely not be hovering over people I don't know or low. Hoping I can get some good ones of us skiing and tubing! Or checking out the lake, like you said.


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