FAA Announces Changes for Recreational Drone Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented changes for recreational drone flyers, as mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 .

According to the agency , although recreational (i.e., hobbyist or non-commercial) operators may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in controlled airspace around airports. Furthermore, they must comply with all airspace restrictions and prohibitions when flying...


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