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

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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Video Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC
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Ken Heron is a holder of an FAA Part 107 Certificate
This flight complies with the rules set forth by the FAA
for UAV flights within The United States.

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50 Comments

  1. Melton Enterprises on April 20, 2022 at 6:04 pm

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

  2. georgina ellis on April 20, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    lol great job subbed

  3. Taso on April 20, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    So basically add 400 ft to your house’s height

  4. Jim B on April 20, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    From past experience (having to climb towers like that)… look at the paint. Red/white are usually spaced 50’ .

  5. Scott Hirschman on April 20, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Hey Ken, in 2021 is this FAA rule still in effect?

  6. alwaysyouramanda on April 20, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Holy shit LOOL that Prozac add

  7. f0t0b0y on April 20, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Killer info Ken! New sub!

  8. Mark Henderson FPVwithME on April 20, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    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!!

  9. Oooo oof on April 20, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Is this still up to date?

  10. Eric Borkowski on April 20, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome dude

  11. Sanae Hachi on April 20, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Is it counting 5G? 🙂 I dont like the idea of crashing to 5G towel

  12. matt kukla on April 20, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    that makes since cuz u should be able to see a building totally

  13. agent481989 on April 20, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Part 107 license only I think and some rules have Changed since this video came out.

  14. Michael Fodale on April 20, 2022 at 6:21 pm

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

  15. matt kukla on April 20, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    i wonder if a tall redwood tree would count as a structure,

  16. F-4E Phantom II on April 20, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    My grandpa has some drones that he’ll use on Fourth of July to get good footage. I want to see how high you can go to get the best footage.

  17. Stephen Novak on April 20, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Over 400 feet only if you have a 107 without it go around anything over 400 feet.

  18. crobilly19 on April 20, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Ha ha, up is down, down is up Prozac. Pretty damn funny, ok so were gonna send it back to ken.

  19. Lantze Vongkorad on April 20, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    It is perfectly legal even without that structure.

  20. Spiritual warrior&healer on April 20, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Hey ken whats the max height limit on mini2 in feet? up, up, up? How much would you have to come down if you move back?

  21. RACEFANWFO-KB6DHR on April 20, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    I have flown all the way to 1640ft with my mini and mini 2 many times never had a problem.

  22. FPV 420 on April 20, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Hi Ken! Today I found out that my FiMi X8 SE 2020 won’t fly in GPS mode if I try to take off from 2400m above sea level. It will have GPS sats around 12-13 but as soon as I arm it it goes into VPU mode. Have you noticed something like that? Thank you

  23. Chiilin on April 20, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    What if you used a drone like the autel Evo 2, the app tracks your height location and everything it needs to know, will that effect anything?

  24. spartypants on April 20, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Hey Ken, great video. I’m a hobbyist and don’t have my part 107 yet, although I plan on getting it soon for selling prints and perhaps doing aerial work for businesses like golf courses. From what I’ve read, this 400ft+structure height exception only applies to non-hobbyist flights (i.e. commercial drone operators). Is that true to your knowledge?

  25. Minnesota76 Vlog on April 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    How many meter is 400 feet?

  26. f0t0b0y on April 20, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Can you go unlimited hight(limited to the Mavic Minis max hight) with the tiny Mavic mini? It’s under the FAA weight requirements. Thanks!

  27. Real Life's Journey on April 20, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    thank you, does this apply in Canada too with flying DJI mini 1/mini SE/ mini 2 or mini 3 drone flight regulations?

  28. TYELAND on April 20, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    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?

  29. Lantze Vongkorad on April 20, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    "AMA’s 75 years of experience tells us that MA operations above 400’ pose little to no risk to the manned aircraft community. The only time this activity is of concern is when model aircraft are operated in close proximity to airports."

  30. Kegath on April 20, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    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

  31. Brenden H on April 20, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    So my house is 5.8 miles from an airport so u think I’m good?

  32. Aldora Daroda - Solarhead on April 20, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    I have seen people fly drones above the clouds.

  33. William Evans on April 20, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Hilarious video! I appreciate the info.

  34. Taso on April 20, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I feel like that background music is always playing in Ken’s head when he pilots his drone lol

  35. pocdabeno1974 on April 20, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I’m pretty sure this doesn’t apply today, unless you are part 107 licensed.

  36. Marks Guitar on April 20, 2022 at 6:43 pm

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

  37. DawnUSNvet on April 20, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Hi, I am disappointed. You say it like it’s a free for all. I am new, but…This rule is for United States Part 107 certified pilots only. Recreational pilots are not allowed this feature.

  38. Sma Stuy on April 20, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Prozac

  39. Trojanman gaming on April 20, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    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

  40. Howard Day on April 20, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    My drone wont let me do this.

  41. Paul.I on April 20, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Yep I knew it the world is flat!!!

  42. Scott Spengler on April 20, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    At the end you needed a rope tied in a knot in the other hand

  43. Aron 123 on April 20, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Can i fly my mavic mini safe over clouds and down on 230-300 meter?

  44. P K on April 20, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    thanks for the info

  45. shiwadaay07 on April 20, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    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.

    https://pilotinstitute.com/drone-altitute/

    Thanks.

  46. Ed Jmz on April 20, 2022 at 6:55 pm

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

  47. Shawn Freeman on April 20, 2022 at 6:56 pm

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

  48. Adrian Jezierski on April 20, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Haha I just fly wherever I want, even 1000 fets above the ground who’s going to check that lol

  49. Brenden H on April 20, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    What’s the hover app called on iOS?

  50. raspberryPi militant on April 20, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    I have a good understanding of air space and how it works but does flying 400 feet out from the structure above it does this apply to recreational flyers I do have my safety course and my drone is properly registered despite it only being 238grams I’m having trouble finding the most current info I want everything as by the book as I can get it to be especially with the amount of air ports I have around me I’m not sure if this only applies to part 107 drone operators or can I recreationally fly above 400 specifically a old radio tower that will be demolished at the end of November it is in uncontrolled air space even up above 400 I am out of the spheres of any air port the closest would be 12miles from the desired flight location. I will do it either way but I will stay only up to 400 feet untill I better confirm if I as a recreational flyer without any gain in advertising for any business and no monetization as I don’t ever monetize any videos

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