Flying Drones Over People and Vehicles FAA Ruling… is it Legal? the Interview

Flying Drones Over People and Vehicles FAA Ruling… is it Legal? the Interview

Is Flying Drones Over People and Over Vehicles allowed for all Recreational and 107 pilots, according to the FAA? NO. I interviewed the FAA to get answers on Who CAN and HOW. BVLOS, Remote ID and Night flying is discussed as well and even a little history and some passionate pleas from the FAA. I learned a lot in this discussion and I’m sure you will as well.
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-Is Flying Drones Over People and Over Vehicles allowed for all Recreational and 107 pilots, according to the FAA? NO…

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-Advisory Circular AC 107-2A (Means of Compliance):

-Advisory Circular AC 91-57C (CBO Acceptance):

-FAA Contact:

0:00 What are you talking about?
2:18 Who are we talking with?
2:40 Why flights over people?
5:30 Flights over vehicles?
7:14 Category 1
12:51 Transition/Sustained and Remote ID
15:40 When is rule final?
17:46 Self built drones, FPV?
19:51 Means of compliance
20:39 Part 107 or Recreational flier legal?
25:28 CBO recognition
27:22 Category 2, 3 & 4
30:12 What about BVLOS?
34:13 FPV community and the FAA
36:22 Contact the FAA
37:42 Closing thoughts

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  1. Michael PacNW on June 18, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Do you know how to make shoe laces more expensive than shoes? Let the FAA regulate them. it will take you a year and a half to get approval for a different color. The problem is you have a bunch of boomers sitting in a room trying to figure out new rules for those noisy machines the kids use with a video game controller. Anything under say 500′ (so not in the way of low flying aircraft) should be NONE of the FAA’s business and left to localities to decide. Can you show me the rash of injuries that necessitated the largest and most bloated bureaucracy and inefficient agency in the world step in and regulate it to death? Now they have time to peruse You Tube finding new victims for their "necessary" regulations.

  2. Rafael vargas on June 18, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    How about helicopters planes that fly over people houses so whats the rules for them

  3. CLAW on June 18, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Great video straight from the source. This is much more clear now 100%

  4. Boring Drone Dude on June 18, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    All drones under 250grams should be ok to fly over people and especially vehicles.

  5. Daphne Blake on June 18, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Recreational flyer rule list? Let’s have that link

  6. Art on June 18, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    I’m a “less government “ kind of guy. But, I think I understand the FAA wanting to get out in front of the drone situation. They’re probably looking at what’s coming down the road. The last few years the drone popularity has increased exponentially with the camera, software , and flight capabilities. I’m convinced our first flying cars will be large drones. They’re going to want control and have regulations in place to keep up with industry. I can only imagine how the industry might look 10 or 20 years down the line. Bottom line is the government is always going to over regulate and make us pay for it. But considering the terrorist aspects of drones and the airspace demands they might have in the future, I’m not surprised how aggressive and controlling they appear to be. They wanted 107 certification, so I got it.They want remote ID, so I’ll get it. There will be other government hoops we must all jump through. Just look at the government bureaucracy the Wright brothers created. 😂

  7. ERICON10 on June 18, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    This is a great introduction to the FAA. Great video.

  8. Brannon No d on June 18, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Keith thanx for all you do on here👍
    You know you could almost pull off a Tim Mcgraw look alike😳

  9. Gil Sanders on June 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I wish they had an app, that could keep us up to date, on all uav news, and rulings.

  10. kennyw on June 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Personally, I do not think background music (of any genre) is necessary or useful. Otherwise, excellent source of valuable information. Thank you.

  11. Carlos Montalvo on June 18, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    You can look but don’t touch you can touch but don’t eat you can eat but don’t Taste you can taste but do not swallow. Give me a Freaking break

  12. Charles S on June 18, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Excellent video, I did learn more about the new regulations.
    Thank You for sharing this video.

  13. nick svaluto on June 18, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I’m sorry I’m confused how can you now fly over people not clear on the rule

  14. Pigpen on June 18, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    This is why I’ll never register my drone.

  15. John Reese on June 18, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Great info/video!! Thanks to you, Kevin and the FAA for putting this info on line!!

  16. Htainlin Dwa on June 18, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Sooo many rule just to have fun. I think it just better to register the drone and FAA know who you are and take the test so FAA know you are safe, that’s better. It take out a lot of fun.

  17. David DeHass on June 18, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    For safety sakes, you’d think the FAA would exempt Prop Guards from the weight requirement. Why do some folks seem hell bent on making things more complicated than necessary?

  18. Gil Sanders on June 18, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    This may be, a silly question, but what is defined, as a community based organization?

  19. Jack W on June 18, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    I haven’t been flying drones for very long. I don’t understand what the BIG DEAL is with registering a drone. It costs 5 bucks (If you can afford that, you can’t afford drones). You can register multiple drones for the same 5 bucks. I don’t see the problem. Enlighten me please!

  20. Stan Augustyniewicz on June 18, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Double-talk and “open to interpretation” do NOT protect anyone. Hobbies are supposed to evoke enjoyment. All I see is stress, weasel words and undo expense. I guess I’ll just get in my one ton vehicle, travel at 55 mph around people with a registration sticker I renew online and a license I got 40 years ago and renew with a credit card.

  21. Carlos Montalvo on June 18, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Dirty politics as usual

  22. Jon_Siimms on June 18, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Eff the FAA it’s all about control. There doesn’t need to be rules they are toys. FAA are idiots

  23. Aussie Jay on June 18, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    That music that started at around 28min was so distracting…

  24. 1880 Prospectors Ghost on June 18, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    How come the FAA agent looks like he has been artificially superimposed upon that blue FAA background? Notice the white field immediately surrounding his body and hair like he has been Photoshopped into the video.

  25. RONALD RICHARD on June 18, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Great vid thanks!

  26. KL Ent on June 18, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Yes, please do more of these videos. This helps us staying up to date with drones laws and regulations. Maybe I haven’t noticed, but I didn’t hear anything about flying a drone within your private property. If we have a very large yard, can we freely use the drone within our property? (of course without going above 400ft). Any limitations flying drones within our private property?

  27. Feist77 on June 18, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    do I need a 107 to fly over people if I don’t have a youtube show and it is just for recreation

  28. Brandon Carlsness on June 18, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    what if you are off highway just somewhat so if it fell it falls in ditch or the trees?

  29. TRICK-OR TREAT on June 18, 2022 at 7:56 pm


  30. LifeInTN Tennessee on June 18, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Great video, answers/makes clear many of my questions. Thanks

  31. Jason Edmundson on June 18, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Can I fly around my neighborhood out in the country?? One of my neighbors doesn’t like me flying over his house !! Can I fly over his house legally???

  32. Royal_Flush_Images on June 18, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome video. I appreciate you getting this done for us. I just passed my test today and was very curious about these details.

  33. Carlos Montalvo on June 18, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Giving them more information so that they can input information into that database allows them to further infringe or make up new rules Is based on the interpretations

  34. andrew chan on June 18, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Great Great video! Learned alot. So do I need to get the part 107 if I’m not flying commercially? I just fly FPV with friends for fun. I also thought the part 107 is for people who fly to make money. TIA

  35. Jonathan Jackson on June 18, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    The guy from Pilot Institute…

  36. Joseph B on June 18, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    All seems reasonable… great job with this

  37. Brett Criss on June 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Is the new FAA Remote ID rule for all remote controlled aircraft or are drones being singled out? There are many types of UAV’s out there, every remotely controlled airborne vehicle should have to be equipped with a remote ID beacon not just drones. Why are drones the scapegoat in this new ruling?

  38. Jim Magnuson on June 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Very informative. Thank you.

  39. Red Bearded Marketing on June 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks for putting this out. I’m getting my part 107 for my channel and marketing my clients.

  40. butch brown on June 18, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Hearing directly from a FAA representative is very informative. Instead of hearing someones interpretation of the rules or their feelings of what the FAA is doing, hearing it directly takes the quessing out. It allows the FAA to get out accurate information to the people. It’s a win for the FAA and for the ones the rules will apply to. Great job with this one.

  41. Paul Lipson on June 18, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    This was really great! Thank you! I would really appreciate some concrete scenarios. For a recreational flyer…under 250g… I think sustained flight needs clarification for me.

    Can I fly over a lake where once in a while a boat comes by? Not in crowed waters? Do I have to have cages to do that?

    If I fly in a park, and someone walks by on the walking path, is that considered flying over people?

  42. The Noice Channel on June 18, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    We are needing a little clarity here.
    We are L.A. County Fire Dept. and we have both a Blanket & Jurisdictional COA.
    We were planning on flying during a very large festival event soon and were curious about flying over crowds as a public safety entity piloting a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual. The drone obviously meets weight requirements and we do have propeller guards available.
    We are also in contact with local law enforcement which may have counter drone technology in use.
    Are we clear for takeoff without a waiver?

  43. explorethewonder on June 18, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    So nice discussion. This is very informative and thank you for sharing!

  44. Dan Boyea on June 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I own and operate a commercial drone company and have been in business for several years. I do my best to keep up with the changing FAA rules. Nice job with your video. It’s always nice to hear directly from the FAA.

  45. Dark Bidding on June 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Watched the whole video. I thought this was great info and loved hearing all this directly from someone at the FAA who really seemed engaged and knowledgeable. Thank you!

  46. mike coy on June 18, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    They only passed these rules for amazon ups fed ex walmart ets…..bullshit

  47. James Mauro on June 18, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Yes do more interviews a lot of help I’m new to the hobby

  48. MVMTV on June 18, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Very Informative, Excellent interview, TY very much for sharing

  49. Brian M on June 18, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    personally I would like to talk to this guy about changing the 107 testing into something that is best and most used for most UAV pilots. There is a lot of stuff that most people will never need, never use and should be tested on. Create a testing process like your car drivers license, a motorcycle license and a CDL license. Start with the Class A (car) license, where you are licensed to fly, Class B (motorcycle) you want to be able to take photos and sell them with your drone, BUT in normal air space (G), and not restricted (B,C,D) airspace, then the Class C license (CDL) allows you to fly within all the air spaces allowed under the current 107 and all its restrictions. There is no reason that I should be tested for a CDL license just to sell photos that I can take under Class A license following all rules and regs for my area. I will NEVER fly near an airport, that is a promise. I will NEVER need to fly a tower for inspection in my life. Why are they forcing me to learn these things? Its like going to take your drivers license for your car and they make you learn air brakes on trucks just because they can. You’ll NEVER need to know that.

  50. BOOM & BIGZ TV on June 18, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the info.

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