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At what point does drone insurance become worth it?

Should the average enthusiast buy drone insurance? I'm expecting it to be essential for commercial use, or if the drone was used in a busy area, but what if the drone was a collaboration between ...
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Is owning, but not flying, a drone in Germany illegal?

I live in Germany but I travel a lot around the world; my new hobby is aerial photography, for this I am considering buying a drone. Since Germany has some rules about drones, can I have a drone in ...
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Could a drone collect a river sample?

I know very little about drones, but I'm trying to learn if collecting river samples is something that could be done autonomously using commercial drones? Is it possible to give the drone some ...
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Is it possible to get a FAA Part 107 drone license if one has had a pilot license revoked or suspended?

A Part 107 license (which requires a knowledge test and background check) is required in order to use a drone commercially in the US. If one has lost an FAA aircraft pilot license (that is, a license ...
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How can I know the laws of a specific country regarding drones?

Reworded from: https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/112261/ If travelling to a few countries, I was wondering if there is one source for all the drone rules/laws of the countries I am travelling to ...
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When flying FPV with a 5.8ghz video transmitter, is an Amateur Radio License (Ham license) required?

What are the legal requirements I need to know when operating a 5.8ghz video transmitter like the ones often used for flying FPV? Are the rules different around the world? Is a technicians class ...
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Would the FAA's proposed Remote ID really ground older drones?

The FAA has proposed new rules regarding drones, particularly Remote ID Remote ID would assist the FAA, law enforcement, and Federal security agencies when a UAS appears to be flying in an unsafe ...
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How to know if a place is a no-drone zone in the UK?

I live in the UK and often hear that a lot of places are "no-drone zones" meaning flying a drone there could get you a penalty. Is there any database for these zones as often signage isn't clear?
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Take drone on a plane in Europe?

I want to take my small (<250 grams) drone on a plane in Europe? Are there any rules regarding this? Should the drone go in carry-on luggage or in the hold?
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Flying a drone in France

In the future, I plan to fly a small (<250 gram) in France, are there any special licenses/permits that have to be obtained? What are the laws on this? Where are the no-fly zones located?
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How can I take aerial photography without leaving my house?

I have found a place I can fly my drone, and want to take some photos of it. At the moment it's ill-advised to leave one's home unless it's necessary, and aerial photography of abandoned places is not ...
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Isn’t flying FPV drones illegal accoding to FAA rules?

I understand there is First Person View (FPV) drone flying which involves putting on a headset and controlling the drone from the live camera feed, The FAA Rules For Unmanned Aircraft Part 107 state: ...
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How does weight factor into legal allowance in Germany? [closed]

I'm in Germany and I want to buy a drone. Are there any weight-dependent flight restrictions?
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What aviation regulations govern the use of drones in Ireland?

I am thinking about starting to fly drones in Ireland. What are the rules that are going to apply, and where can I find the latest information about the laws that govern the hobby in Ireland.
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Can drones/uav's fly over international waters without FAA's regulations?

Can UAV's or drones (consumer/commercial scale) operate over international waters (12 miles out from the shore) without being regulated by the FAA? Just wondering if companies can do things like ...
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What is the meaning of 'control of a building' in the UK Air Navigation Order on Unmanned Aircraft?

The UK drone regulations include the requirement that camera drones are not flown "within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the SUA1 operator or the ...
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Is flying a drone in Puerto Rico the same as flying one in the continental USA?

Puerto Rico, a US territory in the Caribbean, is under the jurisdiction of the USA but is exempt from some of its laws - for example, it is considered within the USA under immigration law (e.g. the ...
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Are there specific laws or regulations in the USA barring weapons on drones?

Are there specific laws or regulations in the USA on operating an armed drone, or do armed drones fall under ordinary weapons laws? More specifically, is it legal to fly a drone with a weapon under ...
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What sort of license would I need to fly a small drone (e.g. DJI Spark) in the Israeli Golan?

I live in the Israeli Golan. There are a bunch of military bases around, and regulations about drones - since, naturally, you don't want to get your drone shot down or cause a national security ...
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How can foreigners fly non-nano drones in India?

According to some pages I found online, foreigners who want to fly non-Nano drones (drones over 250 grams) in India must lease their drone to an Indian entity who has authorizations from the Indian ...