Drone Laws in the U.S. [2020]

In this video, I summarize drone laws and Drone Law Sources in the United States. The two sources of Drone Laws are Federal and Local levels. I summarize the most important laws and discuss what local governments can regulate when it comes to drone flying.

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LegalDrone was created to educate Drone users about all Drone regulations (State and Federal). I’m a lawyer from Puerto Rico that loves Drones. I’m also authorized to practice law by the Puerto Rico Federal District Court.

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Recreational Pilots and Certified Part 107 Pilots should be aware of any new regulations.

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  1. faster things on March 8, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    There allowing drones for package del day and night wtf

  2. Michael Pallini on March 8, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    What if a drone is buzzing over my yard? Can I shoot it?

  3. Kazapp on March 8, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    I subscribed.

  4. Matthew Oliver on March 8, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Thank you posting this info. It was extremely helpful.

  5. AwareWare on March 8, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    The military-industrial complex should have no role in deciding the issue of independent film-making in a free society…. https://youtu.be/pyDvnA-R8ns

  6. SPOOKY NUTS on March 8, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Due to all these new rules, 90% of the industry will disappear along with all 90% of consumers who consider this a hobby not just in the USA or Canada but worldwide because many other countries craft their laws after us and European countries. Again this will force people by the millions around the world to quit what they were doing and to sell all their areal gear. Or take a 107 faa study course & license, then pay for the test wait two months after studying all that faa content to get licensed. This would only make sense to maybe less than 50% of the drone community worldwide who do commercial flights, including youtube content. When they tell millions of people even after getting a drone license where they can’t & can fly, what do you think will happen to those limited pockets of spaces open for drone flying? Millions of drone flyers will whip out their drone flying app map to fly, record and share those same confined spaces. To find out that those spaces not only are overcrowded now with other hobbyists but that everyone that’s doing youtube content in those same spaces will no longer find it worth the time to fly & record footage that has now been over uploaded even more than ever of those same spaces limiting the monetization potential for many and interests for followers since the same area and content is now being shared over and over even more than ever. Unregulated drone flying was about finding those little creative spots for fantastic footage out of the way or reach of other hobbyists & YouTubers to get exclusive competitive footage to monetize for fans on social and youtube. In other words, these new rules have limited this potential even further now for millions of consumers around the world & hobbyists who already shed out multiple hundreds and thousands of dollars in equipment over the years. DJI also got blacklisted as a Chinese company for security reasons, and amazon just got the green light to commercialize the air drone space to deliver goods jeff bezos is about to be in the half a trillion mark soon after those robots take over air and land at 80% capacity. Do you see a coincidence?

  7. musikSkool on March 9, 2021 at 12:00 am

    What is the definition of a drone? Could I take the batteries off a drone, then use a 20 foot cable to the batteries that are on the ground? What if I used a car battery and the drone couldn’t possibly lift the battery or get more than 20 feet from the battery? It would basically become a kite. Or what if I had an rc car drive around with a drone tethered to the car that couldn’t get more than 20 feet from the car?

  8. Dennis on March 9, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I thought about getting a Mavic Mini for vacations and amateur video but this sounds like a total pain with high risk if you don’t do it right. Forget it. I’ll put my money to other camera gear.

  9. hunting life on March 9, 2021 at 12:04 am

    me gusta el canal, informativo y entretenido 👍

  10. ERNEST AEC-RADIO on March 9, 2021 at 12:08 am


  11. Mark Kuivenhoven on March 9, 2021 at 12:11 am
  12. ARMANDOO on March 9, 2021 at 12:21 am

    What if its only for social media and im only recreational then my video eventually gets monetized?

  13. B Mask on March 9, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Do you have to use laanc before flying? If so, is there a better option? Totally new to this. Thx for these videos.

  14. MM1171248 on March 9, 2021 at 12:23 am

    So… I guess I’m going to have to fly the drone in my house

  15. Mike JW on March 9, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Thank you. I know now that I will NOT be getting a drone. Screw that. And to think there are more laws coming. So much for that idea

  16. Juan El Toro Pais on March 9, 2021 at 12:26 am

    I couldn’t understand anything you said!!!

  17. nmsidewinder on March 9, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Hi Amigo
    I just found your channel, thanks for posting the FAA map.
    Got a question for you, if you can help.
    Can you fly over your own property to do a visual inspection of your own roof without getting into trouble with the FAA? Or needing to have a Part 107 license.
    I am 71 years old and use my bebop2 drone to do roof inspections for roof shingles missing after one of the many wind storms we get where I live. And of course being an old goat I don’t want to climb a ladder anymore than I have to. Dumb question I know, but just wondering.
    Thanks again for the great videos my friend.

  18. RayFlex_ on March 9, 2021 at 12:38 am

    so i have a mavic air 2 and i just want to fly it for fun did they isuse the test yet that you have to take or is that not out yet

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