A little different format this week as we will only talk about one topic for Drone News, followed by a discussion regarding the regulation behind what happened. The FAA proposed $180,000 of fines against a YouTube from Philly for videos he posted online.
** A clarification as many have asked: no, the mere act of putting your footage on YouTube is NOT a determining factor for whether or not you qualify for the recreational flyer exception. The intent of the flight must be taken into account, as explained in the video **
A lot of you had questions about why it happened and if whether or not the FAA will crack down on your videos. We explain the regulation behind what happened and specifically the difference between Part 107 and Recreational Flying.
We will answer the following questions:
– What is the difference between hobbyist and part 107?
– When do I need a drone pilot certificate (remote Pilot certificate) under Part 107?
– Do I need a certificate to post my video on YouTube or social media in general?
– Can the FAA fine me for my video on social media?
– Why did the FAA fine this guy?
If you want some additional reading, here’s the Advisory Circular I use in the video:
And here’s the link to the regulation under 49 USC 44809 that stem from the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-17/pdf/2019-10169.pdf
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