How to Fly Your Drone Recreationally

Recreational Flyers: Fly Safe. Have Fun.

New FAA regulations and changes describe how, when, and where you can fly your drone for recreational purposes. You are considered a recreational flyer if you fly your drone for fun, and following these rules will keep you and your drone safe — as well as keep the airspace available to everyone.

In this webinar, #FAADroneGuy Kevin Morris explains how the FAA is incrementally rolling out changes and what they mean for you when you fly.

#Drone #Pilot #Flight #Airspace #FAA #UAS #AirTraffic

50 Comments

  1. Matt Vu Electric on February 24, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    i put all my video on youtube what if youtube make money on me

  2. Blue Dragon Gaming on February 24, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I live near DC in Waldorf i light live right outside the no fly zone around DC so what do I do B4ufly says that airspace restrictions may be in effect. Am I still allowed to fly just as long as Air Force one or marine one is not near. Or do I have to go outside the area.

  3. Philip Kane on February 24, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    where are the links to the information regarding aeronautical knowledge and safety test ?

  4. Steve Beatty on February 24, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Just say no to FAA intrusion on hobbyist lives and redundant laws…

  5. pmshop 4 on February 24, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    If FAA makes us take a test, That should qualify as Part 107 25:26 You are testing knowledge for both.

  6. Bugs Runner on February 24, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I dont understand how you can put a toy grade drone that dont fly over 30 ft before it drops out of the air to a commercial grade drone that will fly ten miles

  7. Discover Life Media on February 24, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Wonderful video

  8. Sam woo on February 24, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Can you get authorization to fly minutes before you take your drone out or is there a lead time on it?

  9. Manuel Insua on February 24, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    thank for this i can fliy my drone and safe thnak you,

  10. LARRY D on February 24, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    What is the recreational test for drones gonna can conceive of not maps I hope

  11. RayFlex_ on February 24, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    i got the mavic air 2 and am just flying for fun were would i take the test i need to take?

  12. Mike Stone on February 24, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    I hold a Fixed wing, multi engine, commercial ticket, and now I need a recreational license? This is getting expensive.

  13. Zbigniew Wodecki on February 24, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Hey, i think it’s better to buy one of those big military drones, government loves them, right? Even if you kill someone with this toy there is a chance you get a status of "hero", sweet!

  14. Uptin Sinclaire on February 24, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Love to see them charge gun owners a fee to register each one of their guns. How many people have been killed by a drone ever? How many school children get killed every month by guns? How many people die from airplanes crashing into them every year? And what area are they focusing on? Anything to generate more tax revenue.

    Instead of rubber stamping the Boeing 737 Crash 8s why don’t you do your job and focus on real safety issues? Instead of constantly finding ways to harass hobbyist who pose such a huge imaginary risk???

  15. SEAsUAS on February 24, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    These regulations spreading like wildfire worldwide check it out

    https://youtu.be/wDZAGJh8N-M

  16. Keith's Place on February 24, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    So my drone is only weighs 249, no registration?

  17. FilmMakerChristian on February 24, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    i can see why there are laws but to make people pay for the test is ridiculous

  18. tglass0000 on February 24, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Great webinar! Thanks for presenting this information in a manner that we can all understand!

  19. 5zero7 RC on February 24, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    I strongly encourage any and all recreational pilots to watch this video. It does an excellent job of explaining the current state of regulations in the US as well as answering a lot of the common questions pilots have.

    12:48 – Q & A starts
    12:50 – Clarification on flying over people
    14:17 – Do you need a part 107 even if you are not being paid?
    16:02 – Where is class G airspace?
    16:40 – Did the FAA sell jurisdiction for airspace? Or can cities restrict the airspace above them?
    18:26 – There is no CBO in my town, can I still fly my drone?
    19:36 – What is the difference between recreational and part 107?
    21:59 – What if my local airport is not part of the LAANC system?
    21:54 – Can you fly recreational drones at night?
    23:15 – Does a certified drone pilot need to get permission to fly in class E airspace?
    24:10 – Where can I find the airspace map with the fixed flying sites marked?
    25:28 – Will you be required to take both the part 107 test and the recreational pilot test?
    27:07 – Are beaches off limits or will LAANC allow you to fly there?
    28:20 – Do I need to re-register my drone when my registration expires?
    29:10 – Can you clarify what you mean by "in the furtherance of a business?"

  20. PandaLove on February 24, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    I want to buy a drone but do I have to get a license if I will literally use it to record myself and friends when we are dancing for fun? not making money or anything of the sort, just fun and being creative. We post on FB, YouTube and Instagram. And will fly no high then 10 to 20ft in the air, any higher is not necessary.

  21. John Scott on February 24, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    I’m actually happy to see the F.A.A. raising the bar on UAS. There are just too many idiots who can walk out and buy a drone, know nothing and endanger people and property, not register their UAS and not follow any rules. Regulation will keep the outlaws out of the hobby. The only people that will complain about the new regs are those who are not serious enough about flying to follow through with passing a test or registration of their UAS and the new regulations will preserve the serious pilots rights to fly. If your too cheap to register at $5.00 for 3 years and displaying your registration number on the craft and passing a basic test, then you should not be flying and subject to civil and criminal penalities. The FAA is closing in on the outlaws and I’m glad to see this !!!!!

  22. Dennis Cady on February 24, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Take flying fuck FAA. I’ve been flying RC planes for 45 years and I’m going to fly the way I have always flown. You’re not going to send SWAT Teams out to confiscate planes. You can’t even police GA aviation.

  23. THE FPV YAWTHORITY on February 24, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    How do I get locations approved for flight?
    We have over 175 courses plotted for safe flying.

  24. mowaoutlaw on February 24, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Will local law enforcement be trained in regards to the approval process through LAANC for all flying purposes (recreational/107)?

  25. Chris Hirner on February 24, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    just great, thank you for the info. As a hobbyist i just want to make interesting vids to share with friends. its nice to know that staying legal isnt a huge burden.

  26. Alex Figueroa on February 24, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Is there a link directly to the test for a recreational drone flyer? Where can I go to get started?? Thanks!

  27. Phil Davis on February 24, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Outstanding briefing, thank you very much.

  28. vinainor on February 24, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I can’t find the test anywhere. Is it not available yet?

  29. THE FPV YAWTHORITY on February 24, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    177 sites now

  30. 33rd Latitude on February 24, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I will NOT get a license to do something I have been doing for 30 plus years.

    "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." 

    Thomas Jefferson

  31. bill howes on February 24, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    I’m all for "Flying With Safety"! I like things safe and secure. People do so many stupid things. They don’t have common sense like me. I’m going to ask this man if it’s alright to strap on a couple of small rockets to my drone and chase planes around. I do get bored with common everyday life. Giving people in planes "Cheap Thrills" might be exciting for me. Whatever it may be to them. -Bill "Drone Pilot" Howes.

  32. UAS FLIGHT on February 24, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks Kevin and team for explaining the changes, I’m Part 107 but appreciate the recreational rules too.

  33. Mike Secondo on February 24, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Oh…yeah..kite flying is illegal in the USA!!!

  34. winner wolf on February 25, 2021 at 12:00 am

    I don’t blame the FAA I blame Congress which controls the FAA and Amazon controls Congress

    Keep voting Democrat

  35. FilmMakerChristian on February 25, 2021 at 12:03 am

    this whole thing is stupid and just another way for the government to make money

  36. Dave Castillo on February 25, 2021 at 12:03 am

    I don’t fly a drone, I fly fixed wing RC aircraft and RC gliders. I maintain visual contact and follow rules established by The Academy of Model Aeronautics. Please clarify for me, does the FAA define me as a drone operator even though I am not operating a drone? Lots of my fellow RC airplane pilots are strictly recreational and are resisting the registration process because they believe that the licences are intended to apply only to drones , and not fixed wing, remotely operated aircraft.

  37. Hansel R. on February 25, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Hi, where in your website are the FAQ made during this Webinar?

  38. RazorSharp163 on February 25, 2021 at 12:08 am

    How far are we allowed to fly the drone mileage wise?

  39. Tania C on February 25, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Thank you for your information, I am a brand new drone owner , love to take beautiful picture of sceneries and my family on vacation
    I registered on web site through a company that charged me 25 bucks for label and ID plus 5 bucks for FA number
    I do have FA number, but never get label and ID card . I contacted them but they never answered , i know i got a scam

    So can i just make my own label , write and tape outside drone? Plz verify
    Thank you

  40. RiFF RaFF on February 25, 2021 at 12:13 am

    What bites my ass is that if you ‘Monetize’ your YouTube then guess what? You are no longer a ‘Recreational Flyer’. What a load of FAA b.s.!

  41. 82McKinley on February 25, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Clarity from a government organization. Who’d of thunk it?

  42. Tyler Hundtoft on February 25, 2021 at 12:15 am

    the people own the land and airspace. regulations are meant to address issues that adversely effect the general public. absolute misuse of power. and i will not comply. these regulations do adversely effect the general public. im having fun when im in the air. and in every hobby there is a level of simi professional. who are you to eliminate that area of business? im not registering anything. that will only put my drone on a blacklist if i dont go do a test. i fly at around 100-150 feet tops and usually lower than i flew a kite (60ft.). fuck the FAA and the jackasses that lobbied cause theyre losing money to private owners. that is what this is about.

  43. Mike Secondo on February 25, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Everything was fine until those drones and irresponsible people ruined the hobby for us AMA members!!!!!!!

  44. David Love on February 25, 2021 at 12:16 am

    So FAA regulations and fees and then throw all the individual city bans and regulations and permits in and there is no recreational drone flying any more. Way to go. Yet anyone can get a car and drive like a idiot endangering others and even drive straight up to the airport. How does this make sense?

  45. Matt Bentley on February 25, 2021 at 12:17 am

    So in a city where it is illegal to take off or land from the ground can you just take off and land from your hand or the roof of your car?

  46. Charles Wood on February 25, 2021 at 12:18 am

    MASSIVE overreach by the Gov. They see a chance to grab more money, nothing else.

  47. Christopher Grove on February 25, 2021 at 12:18 am

    I am NOT a libertarian… I understand the need for rules to protect the public. But it is ABSURD that a person can’t shoot video from a drone, for say, a tourist information public service, or an art film, OR even a video showing the outside of their house, and post it on YouTube without a "commercial" license. Ludicrous! It is BIG BROTHER INTERFERENCE AND A MONEY GRAB! My new drone cost me $150. So… how much would it cost me for a license??? EXACTLY!!

  48. Ag on February 25, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Will the laanc system give faa authorization to fly in the dc frz, or is it impossible to get an authorization in the dc frz?

  49. Steve Beatty on February 25, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Just say no to the FAA trying to regulate hobbyists..people who do stupid things like fly in obviously controlled airspace and endanger pilots etc..are already breaking laws that are enforceable and I don’t want some guy with a clip board showing up at my local park and asking if he can "See my papers"…..nope…enforce what’s already in place..fine them/jail them/take away their toys but leave the rest of us sensible fliers who have been doing this for decades alone please…..I mean sheesh…what next…R/C cars ?? They can carry payloads long distances you know….ooopss ..well maybe now the FAA can buddy up with Transportation and ensure they stick their unwanted noses in there too…

  50. Mark Ennes on February 25, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Be advised, if you happen to be flying in the DC SFRA, it’s important to read FDC 6/2069, whether you are a recreational flyer or a 107 pilot.

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