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Is a recreational drone operator considered remote pilot in command?

A drone pilot flying under part 107 is referred to as "remote pilot in command." Does this term also apply to someone operating a drone under the exemption for recreational flyers?
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Can drone pilots use 1-800-WX-BRIEF?

Can drone pilots call 1-800-WX-BRIEF to get weather information like pilots of crewed aircraft can?
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Would it really be legal for me to fly my drone directly above the runway of the local airport?

When I drop a pin directly on the runway of the local GA airport (no controlled airspace), B4UFLY says "Clear for Takeoff". Would it really be legal to fly a drone directly over the runway‽ ...
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Does VLOS under Part 107 allow for glasses?

I'm studying for the Part 107 exam, and one of the sample questions is "What vision aids can a Remote PIC or a Visual Observer use to help them maintain Visual Line-Of-Sight (VLOS) while flying ...
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What type of charts are on the Remote Pilot exam?

What type of aeronautical charts are on the remote pilot certificate exam? Are they VFR charts?
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Do FAA regulations apply indoors?

If I fly my drone around inside my house, do FAA regulations apply? (Ignore the fact that they will almost certainly not care.)
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Where can I see restricted areas for flying?

I am based in Miami and I am aware that some areas do not allow drones such as airports or some public areas. Before I purchase a drone, is there somewhere I can access to see restricted areas? Also, ...
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Identify unwanted drone

Sometimes during night a drone is hovering near my windows, especially while we are sleeping or my wife is breastfeeding our daughter. You can imagine how happy she is having a stalker recording ...
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Mini 3 Pro Legal in Mexico?

I'm getting confusing information regarding taking my DJI Mini 3 Pro drone to Mexico. Can anyone clarify if non citizens can fly sub 249g drones without red tape?
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Flying regulations vs recreational drone range

I'm trying to figure out how balanced are drone flying regulations (say, in the EU) when compared against the range most small modern drones offer right out of the box. From what I can tell a drone ...
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In the United States, what are the legal distinctions between a rocket powered RC plane, an actively stabilized model rocket, and a drone?

Model rockets launch and fly autonomously, and can be either actively or passively stabilized. Their powered flight is generally confined to vertical trajectories. Drones fly predominantly horizontal ...
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Is it legal to fly a commercial drone over a school yard in the EU?

On 2nd Feb 2022, in Dublin, Ireland, a company was flying a commercial drone over children and adults in a school setting below. They are claiming what they are doing is legal, is that true? Can you ...
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Does DJI Mini [2] have the same geofencing as other DJI drones?

DJI is infamous for its overzealous geofencing. This feature prevents or seriously hinders operation, sometimes in areas where there are no legal restrictions. Now, in most jurisdictions, sub-250g ...
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How close can a drone be to a wind turbine in Germany?

I operate a rather professional fixed wing drone which requires pre-flight planning via an app and doesn't support direct control besides instant flight abortion and "return to landing zone" ...
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What are the requirements to fly a Mavic Mini 2 drone in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary?

I am traveling to Prague, Vienna, Salzburg and Budapest. Can I fly Mavic air mini2 without permit? It's not for commercial use. Czech Republic CAA is in Czech language which I cannot read.
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Which frequency band protocol to be used for fixed wing gliders?

I am designing an autonomous glider. I am also adding a provision to manual override the glider. I want to understand which frequency would be perfect for RF module or transmitters and receivers, so ...
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Using DJI mavic min in Iceland during July

I was wondering if someone had the chance to fly a DJI mavic mini/2 in Iceland? Im asking because it is small and im not so familiar with drones, all I read is that it can fly up to 13/16 m/s winds ...
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Is Psychiatric History an Obstacle to Obtaining a Part 107 Certificate?

Certain psychiatric conditions will prevent persons from obtaining a commercial pilot's license. Do the same restrictions apply to Part 107? If so, what means are there of obtaining clearance? ...
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How common is it for drone operators to actually follow all the regulations?

If you look at the list of rules for drone operators, it seems like the hobby is getting harder and harder to enjoy. Registration requirements, ID broadcasting, bans on flying over buildings of any ...
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How do certified drone operators ensure they're not harassed by the police while filming from their drone?

Lets say you get all your paperwork in good shape and have everything setup to film the city (or another scenic location) from a drone. How do you then ensure that the local police officers don't ...
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How to get a licence to fly a drone in the city of Prague for a week?

I would like to take my drone and go fly in the city of Prague - it's super beautiful there during lockdown. (I'm close by anyway so don't worry, I'm staying safe) But - According to Czech law it's ...
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What Requirements Do I Need to Comply with in Order to Fly a Custom Drone Commercially in Texas

I'm currently in the process of selecting parts for use in both a quad and VTOL flying wing drones. Both drones are going to weigh over 250 grams but I don't know what the total weight will be yet ...
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What registration is required for 250g to 2kg drones in Australia?

As some of you might know already, I'm planning to get into model aviation. I've been looking at the CASA rules and trying to get my head around them. So far, I've built a FliteTest Tiny Trainer with ...
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Do laws on 'drones' in Australia apply to fixed wing model aircraft?

I've been looking at the CASA RPA rules (specifically under 250g and under 2kg non-commercial) and there doesn't seem to be a section on fixed-wing aircraft. Do the rules for 'drones' (for instance ...
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Drone in Italy as a tourist - Where/what to do?

I am a German citizen and have a hobby drone dji mavic 2 pro. I would like to know how/where I have to do all the paperwork so that I can as a tourist fly my toy over Pisa tower and make a short video ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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