Can you fly a drone at night? You MUST KNOW these 2 THINGS in 2022

Can you fly a drone at night? You MUST KNOW these 2 THINGS in 2022

In the United States – Yes, you’re LEGALLY allowed to fly your drone at night both as a Recreational and Commercial Drone Pilot, and you WILL need Anti-Collision Lights on your drone!

LumeCube Lights:

Before April 2021, you would have had to obtain an FAA Daylight Operations Waiver, which despite its name would let you fly at night. The process for getting one of these waivers was super time-consuming since you needed to request one through the FAA’s DroneZone Portal.

Well, I’m happy to say that things have changed, and flying at night is now easier than ever IF you follow the steps laid out in this video…

Let’s talk about what you NEED to know before flying your drone at night, and the rules you’ll have to follow to ensure a safe and successful flight.

As you know, to fly drones commercially (meaning to make money flying drones), you WILL need what’s called a Remote Pilot Certificate. To operate a vehicle you need a DRIVER’S licensee, and to operate a drone you need a DRONE license – it’s the same concept.

Once you’re certified, you’ll be able to request authorization to fly in controlled airspace. You know how sometimes when you go out to fly, and the DJI App shows you that pop-up notification that says you’re in “controlled airspace”? Well, you’ll now be able to get immediate airspace authorization (in some areas) that will allow you to fly for a client and actually get PAID for your drone work. Pretty cool, right?!

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  1. DuffHol e on July 17, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    You should really doublecheck the input levels of your crossover music. Pretty loud.

  2. The Driver Sensei on July 17, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Would anti collision lights over expose a night time shot with a long exposure time?

  3. Barry C. Gregg on July 17, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Where is the link to the FAA night training?

  4. Andrew Parker Realty on July 17, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Do I recognize that background?? Great video! Sunset/nighttime drone shots are great for local real estate agents!

  5. Khmmr7 on July 17, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you for the info

  6. WilzDezign Photography on July 17, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Nice video. But Recreational can also request flight in controlled airspace too with LAANC, not Part 107 only

  7. Gabriel Robles on July 17, 2022 at 7:59 pm


  8. RBAD RBAD on July 17, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    ⚠️. Great 107 videos….
    BUT…. The LumeCube light brackets for the Mavic-2 zoom/pro SUCKS!
    My bracket came loose and jammed the props with my drone 240’ above a vehicle.
    Vehicle = hood dented.
    Drone = in pieces.

    MANY people have reported the same.
    LumeCube’s response to me…. “Yeah, we have a problem with bracket attachment failure. We can send you a new bracket”
    Me = “What about my DRONE”?…

    They have lost my business forever.

  9. Nathanael Padgett on July 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    The luma cube lights you feature in the video are lights, but not beacons. Do they qualify for night flying? From a bunch of other videos I’ve watched, I thought it had to be a white or red beacon (flashing) light visible for 360 degrees. – ?

  10. Andres Sanchez on July 17, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    How can I find people to pay me for drone shots?

  11. Chris A on July 17, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Do you only have access to your drone course for 14 days?

  12. Cooptyloop on July 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Love the video! Very informative, to the point, and answers the questions simply about flying at night

  13. Straitjacket Studios on July 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    So doesn’t a recreational flyer still need to know what kind of air space they’re flying in? What is the expectation for the recreational flyer in this regard without any part 107 cert.

  14. MVMTV on July 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    thanks for info, it was very helpful. and the footage was good too. thumbs up well done. good channel, fly safe

  15. Scooby313 on July 17, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    I just recently built an Iflight titan DC7 with floodlights for the purpose of flying at night.

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