How to Fly Your Drone Recreationally

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.

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  1. Tyler Hundtoft on May 4, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    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.

  2. Discover Life Media on May 4, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Wonderful video

  3. Bugs Runner on May 4, 2022 at 6:27 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

  4. Blue Dragon Gaming on May 4, 2022 at 6:28 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.

  5. Matt Vu Electric, Inc. on May 4, 2022 at 6:29 pm

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

  6. bill howes on May 4, 2022 at 6:29 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.

  7. Sam woo on May 4, 2022 at 6:32 pm

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

  8. Uptin Sinclaire on May 4, 2022 at 6:35 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???

  9. UAS FLIGHT Services, LLC on May 4, 2022 at 6:36 pm

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

  10. winner wolf on May 4, 2022 at 6:36 pm

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

    Keep voting Democrat

  11. Hansel R. on May 4, 2022 at 6:36 pm

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

  12. My DIY Kind-of-Channel on May 4, 2022 at 6:38 pm

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

  13. Phillip Davis on May 4, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Outstanding briefing, thank you very much.

  14. bcflyer99 on May 4, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    What’s considered a drone? A quadcopter? How about an airplane? Is that a considered a drone? I fly mostly airplanes, either hand launch or with a landing gear; no cameras on them. I notice that in the FAA website there is a picture of a quadcopter (drone). To me a drone is a quadcopter. Some guys at my field don’t think that this drone stuff applies to them because they fly "planes".

  15. Charles Wood on May 4, 2022 at 6:43 pm

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

  16. RiFF RaFF on May 4, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    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.!

  17. 82McKinley on May 4, 2022 at 6:44 pm

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

  18. PandaLove on May 4, 2022 at 6:46 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.

  19. Gone Droning on May 4, 2022 at 6:48 pm

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

  20. RazorSharp163 on May 4, 2022 at 6:49 pm

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

  21. Steve Beatty on May 4, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    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…

  22. Steven Louis on May 4, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    The second they require you to register and test your equipment you are therefore no longer the owner of said equipment. Yes you bought it, gave another entity control over it, and then signed their agreement, giving them full authorization of that unmanned aircraft. Don’t do it. They did this with cars, motorcycles, airplanes, houses and now drones. People wake up, how far does the government outreach needs to be before you all wake up…. research hague dialetic

  23. G K on May 4, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Does the phrase "banality of evil" ring any bells?

  24. Mike Secondo on May 4, 2022 at 6:52 pm

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

  25. John Scott on May 4, 2022 at 6:52 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 !!!!!

  26. FilmMakerChristian on May 4, 2022 at 6:54 pm

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

  27. Kane Philip on May 4, 2022 at 6:54 pm

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

  28. Manuel Insua on May 4, 2022 at 6:54 pm

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

  29. 33rd Latitude on May 4, 2022 at 6:55 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

  30. Bugsbunny on May 4, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    So how do we get it off the ground,
    Stand on your car,balcony,roof,or just get the hell out of town? That’s real fair.

  31. Tania C on May 4, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    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

  32. Mike Stone on May 4, 2022 at 7:03 pm

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

  33. Dave Castillo on May 4, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    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.

  34. Christopher Grove on May 4, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    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!!

  35. Binkoro's Channel on May 4, 2022 at 7:08 pm

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

  36. THE FPV YAWTHORITY on May 4, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    177 sites now

  37. Mike Secondo on May 4, 2022 at 7:10 pm

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

  38. SEAsUAS on May 4, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    These regulations spreading like wildfire worldwide check it out

  39. Derek Super Strong on May 4, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    It makes perfect sense to the FAA because Jeff Bezos probably owns the FAA he wants the airspace for Amazon and he doesn’t want you in the way that’s how this works they’re not worried about anybody’s fucking safety they won’t your fucking money and they want you out of the way

  40. KEITH'S PLACE on May 4, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    So my drone is only weighs 249, no registration?

  41. Zbigniew Wodecki on May 4, 2022 at 7:13 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!

  42. Ag on May 4, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    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?

  43. Chris Hirner on May 4, 2022 at 7:15 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.

  44. David Love on May 4, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    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. Steve Beatty on May 4, 2022 at 7:17 pm

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

  46. LARRY D on May 4, 2022 at 7:19 pm

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

  47. FilmMakerChristian on May 4, 2022 at 7:22 pm

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

  48. Owen Snyder on May 4, 2022 at 7:22 pm

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

  49. Dennis Cady on May 4, 2022 at 7:24 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.

  50. Matt Bentley on May 4, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    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?

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