LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Donald A Pumphrey Jr. | Feb 9, 2017

Flying a Drone in the U.S. as a Hobby

A legal guide to flying a drone recreationally.

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[1] Bart Jansen, FAA: Drone registration eclipses that of regular planes, USA Today (Feb. 8, 2016, 10:26 PM), http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/02/08/faa-drone-registration-eclipses-regular-planes/80002730/. back [2] Federal Aviation Administration, Press Release – DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, (2016) https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=20515. back [3] Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Registration Service, Federal Aviation Administration, https://registermyuas.faa.gov/. back [4] Becoming a Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration, https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/fly_for_work_business/becoming_a_pilot/. back [5] Id. back [6] Id. back [7] Id. back [8] Id. back [9] Id. back [10] 14 C.F.R. § 107. back [11] FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 § 336(a)(1). back [12] FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 § 336(a)(2). back [13] FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 § 336(a)(4). back [14] FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 § 336(a)(5). back [15] Justin Bachman, Drone Home Videos No Longer Provoke FAA Wrath, Bloomburg (April 14, 2015 1:14 PM) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-14/drone-home-videos-on-youtube-no-longer-provoke-faa-wrath. back

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