KEN HERON – How To fly ABOVE 400 feet LEGALLY with your Drone

You may be surprised to know that you indeed CAN fly over 400 feet with your drone, and it’s absolutely LEGAL!

NOTE: This only applies in U.S. Class G airspace. The 400+ exception will NOT allow you to fly into Class E airspace. (Class E starts at 12-Hundred feet.) This rule is for United States Part 107 certified pilots. Other countries have different rules and laws. Research these laws prior to your flight.

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This flight complies with the rules set forth by the FAA
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  1. Michael Fodale on April 13, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Let’s be clear. This is only, ONLY, for 107 pilots. Not recreational flyers. They are always limited to 400 feet AGL.

  2. telecom cowboy on April 13, 2021 at 1:19 am

    I got to flim myself working in the tower

  3. Tony Hekopiano on April 13, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Cool. Didn’t know you can go higher.

  4. ZIPPER on April 13, 2021 at 1:22 am

    The reason this is allowed is that an aircraft must fly 500 feet over the tallest object in an unpopulated area. and 1000 feet above the tallest object in a populated area. An aircraft must also fly above 500 feet agl giving drones and planes a 100-foot buffer.

  5. Ed Jmz on April 13, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Cool video 👍🏻thank you for sharing, but you did the helicopter thing?? It’s cool..

  6. Special Ed on April 13, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Thank you! I can’t wait to fly 400′ over the tip of the empire state building! This is going to be epic! I get that falling feeling in my stomach every time I fly, or whatch a drone video, it’s great!

  7. Marc Zendman on April 13, 2021 at 1:25 am

    So according to part 107, you must maintain a visual line on sight while flying a drone.
    If you can not see your drone with your eyes you are in violation. So how do you do that with googles on?

  8. Aldora Daroda on April 13, 2021 at 1:25 am

    I have seen people fly drones above the clouds.

  9. James Osborne on April 13, 2021 at 1:26 am

    does this rule apply to only part 107 or can someone flying as hobby also fly with this rule?

  10. Phoenix One Productions on April 13, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Hey Ken, is this for hobby flyers as well? Some on the forums are claiming this is only for part 107 and inspections.. please clear its up to the best of your knowledge thanks

  11. JackCap Audio on April 13, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Great video although I wanted Laws for Uk so I’m going to have to carry in with my search for our rules. You kinda sound like Jack Black the musician / movie star. All the best.

  12. Kegath on April 13, 2021 at 1:26 am

    I believe this is only if you are flying under part 107, and this does not apply to you if you’re flying as a hobby. Hobby users have a max of 400 feet above ground level

  13. DaBeast34 on April 13, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Technically having FPV goggles is not following VLOS rules. Just thought that would be important because you were showing some other regulations in this video.

  14. HMO! Podcast on April 13, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Your channel is very entertaining & this video was useful. 🙏🏻 thank you Ken!

  15. Super Mickey Polo on April 13, 2021 at 1:30 am

    I have that drone it fly high right

  16. Pie Inc Reptiles on April 13, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Hey ken I’m watching this video three years Later, is this rule still the same now in August of 2020. If not you should make an updated video of this topic.

  17. Matthew Caswell on April 13, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Just a question since I just passed my 107. Using FPV goggles doesn’t qualify as VLOS does it? I’m not playing FAA cop here.. I’m asking because I’m curious. If you’re wearing the goggles, who is keeping the drone in VLOS?

  18. Nicklays YT on April 13, 2021 at 1:32 am

    My drones beeping and preventing me to go higher lmao

  19. PandA’s Adventures on April 13, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Love your channel !

  20. Ivan Jdrakov on April 13, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Yeah Ken buddy I fly over 400 feet just out my balcony here in Bulgaria, Sofia! It’s very nice to fly high, I usually prefer to fly 500m above my apartment level where I take off from.. I don’t think there are any legal issues with flying to 500m AGL. I usually prefer to fly to 500m all the time, like every flight I try to film from above. I wish DJI did not have the 500m altitude limit, but for now 500m will do hey.. I’m about 5km from the Airport, I always like to film it also like in my today’s video..


    Keep well and be safe Ken….


  21. Todd Davenport on April 13, 2021 at 1:39 am

    Biggest complaint is the outro.. Should have been : "You can subscribe, OAR not, But it would be COOLER if you did" (while pointing to the stack of coolers behind you).

  22. dinnersat630 on April 13, 2021 at 1:40 am

    Hey Ken love the vids. Do you know if this exception still applies? I’m living in Canada. So if I’m within 400 feet of a structure (in a safe flying zone of course) then I can fly 400 feet above the highest point of that structure? I hope this is true because that would open up a lot more shots.

  23. graywolf_tactical_photography on April 13, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Ken you live there? I was born and raised in Antioch.

  24. Lou Bik on April 13, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Or just go above 400ft when no one is watching 😜

  25. Ambient Bedroom on April 13, 2021 at 1:46 am

    Does this work same in EU? Can you fly over the taller structures legally?

  26. Georgia Constitution Media on April 13, 2021 at 1:50 am

    I didn’t know thanks

  27. Passap72 on April 13, 2021 at 1:51 am

    Good one …
    Like very much your sense of humor Ken….

  28. Dennis Kucan on April 13, 2021 at 1:51 am

    How do u wear the googles and a tab at the same time.. Dies it work both of them at tbe same time

  29. ihcg cyhvg on April 13, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Just fly it and dont get cought

  30. Mark Henderson on April 13, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I know it an older video so Ken… is this still ok to do and do I need the part 107 or can I do this as a hobbyists? Love the videos and respect the skill. Thanks!!

  31. Snappy Snapfire on April 13, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Oh man the prozac ad LMAO!

  32. Trojanman gaming on April 13, 2021 at 1:57 am

    The highest I’ve been is 350 ft the views are amazing I am within say 10 miles of an airport so I try my best to stay under 300 most of the time

  33. Ivan Jdrakov on April 13, 2021 at 1:58 am

    1640 feet is my favorite altitude that I love to fly my Mavic Mini at….


    Awesome content as always Ken buddy…

  34. jetcoach on April 13, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Thanks for the info! Nice chopper effects ! Hey we are neighbors, I’m in Bowlinggreen.

  35. Joshua Raley on April 13, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Prozac bit had me dieing sub for that 🤣👍

  36. Paul.I on April 13, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Yep I knew it the world is flat!!!

  37. Sma Stuy on April 13, 2021 at 2:04 am


  38. P K on April 13, 2021 at 2:04 am

    thanks for the info

  39. Melton Enterprises on April 13, 2021 at 2:05 am

    I do this hard mod called not giving a F about FAA bs.

  40. Shawn Freeman on April 13, 2021 at 2:06 am

    So Ken is the 107 pilots only???? Can recreational fly towers also? Thanks man

  41. shiwadaay07 on April 13, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Hey, Ken. I recently read this article that states about hobbyists being not allowed to fly above 400 ft AGL in vicinity of structures. Is it really for Part 107 pilots only to be allowed? I’m confused.


  42. Johnny Deeman on April 13, 2021 at 2:08 am

    I think that this rule only applies to part 107 pilots. Heavy one else including myself can only go to 400′

  43. Martin Severson on April 13, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Ken, I fly (2) DJI Sparks…love your videos…verry helpful. Question: what radio station do you work at? (I did morning radio for over 35 years.) …Love your presentation (& your tats)

  44. Tony Hekopiano on April 13, 2021 at 2:11 am

    What Setup is that?

  45. Brandon Tomalewski on April 13, 2021 at 2:11 am

    It’s only illegal if you get caught

  46. John Tye on April 13, 2021 at 2:11 am

    as a super armature I’m not sure where to get the "right" information. I know the rules have changed a bit since this video was made.
    Is this still legitimate?

  47. Through The Cameras Eye LLC on April 13, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Thanks for sharing this! #KeepItUp

  48. SYAM T on April 13, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Erth is flat on drone it maybe dron’s prob

  49. fdnyfish on April 13, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Does this apply to a recreational flyer also?

  50. Kevin Roach on April 13, 2021 at 2:16 am

    How are you using goggles with your setup?

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