Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires all Drones (small unmanned aircraft/UAS) weighing more than 0.55 lbs and less than 55 lbs including payloads, to be registered. Registration is free for the first thirty (30) days. Registration numbers are assigned to the owner(s) and must be displayed on the drones themselves.

More information can be found at this link: http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=19856

The basic rules are:

•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 pounds

•Don't be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft; you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft

It is illegal to fly a drone in a National Park