KEN HERON – Investigated by the FAA (For flying a DRONE)

I received two certified letters, three emails, and several phone calls from the FAA because of a complaint made by a misinformed member of the public. Watch and see what happened.

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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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  1. Cory Hickman on May 6, 2021 at 2:12 am

    He reminds me a little bit of him carrey

  2. Trucker Johnny Mac on May 6, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Love your videos..
    All this stuff of FAA makes me nervous.. I would like to do videos and post them on my YouTube page.. what would I need to do for that to be legal.. I’m a first time flyer will be buying the DJI mavik pro zoom , but never flown one before.. yes I’m excited about this but as a beginner I would need some flight school training, what flight simulator do you recommend I use..
    And can you give me any advise on how to go about this..
    Thank you
    Trucker Johnny Mac…

  3. K White on May 6, 2021 at 2:15 am

    UAV is camera equipped you’re going to jail buddy. You can’t use an excuse like the wind blew it into the tower. Drones equal jailtime rc airplanes equals accident.

  4. Dr-One Stuff I do on May 6, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Hey Ken, on your side mate. Maybe the person responsible should be made to take the part 107 so they actually know the rules? Thanks for the update and keep goin bud, luv ya videos 🙂

  5. savage2680 on May 6, 2021 at 2:17 am

    800 feet duh duh duh

  6. Isell on May 6, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Another hilarious video! Some people hey Ken…….

  7. Osvaldo Signoretti Sobrinho on May 6, 2021 at 2:24 am


  8. Samuel Skorsetz on May 6, 2021 at 2:24 am

    I feel like there should be negative consequences for the people who file reports that are just to stupid.

  9. Dale Hansen on May 6, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Great video! I am wondering if flying your drone over 400ft is a violation? Or is there an exemption for that? Thanks

  10. Outside having fun on May 6, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Thank you for this.. You ROCK, I very new to this.. and you have taught me alot of things

  11. woodrunner on May 6, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Funny. XD
    love it!

  12. GRUMPY OLD GUY on May 6, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Funny……made me LOL

  13. Jody Parker on May 6, 2021 at 2:32 am

    "GIMI THAT FIMI" I love your humor Bro. Dad jokes and sarcasm are my life. lol

  14. Kevin Loughin on May 6, 2021 at 2:33 am

    As of this comment, 592 marooons have thumbed down. ha! I’m sure they’d just totally lose their shit if they knew that we all just laugh at them. I’ve run a *mostly* ham radio you tube channel for more than three years now. I have at least two professional empty souls that have subscribed and clicked notify so that they can drop whatever they’re doing in their normal life to log on and thumbs down each new video within a minute or two of it going public.
    Seriously, I feel sorry for them. How sad their life must be if this is their sport.
    Just got a mini 2, studying for part 107. Expecting eventual similar experiences when I start using the drone for B-roll.

  15. GRUMPY OLD GUY on May 6, 2021 at 2:33 am

    Is FAA stand for F’n A-hole Association?

  16. JD C on May 6, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Amazon is not happy

  17. DOUGLAS THORNLEY on May 6, 2021 at 2:35 am


  18. Mark Thompson on May 6, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Happy Birthday dana 🎂

  19. A Jeep, A Drone, And An Old Man on May 6, 2021 at 2:37 am

    GIMI that FIMI

  20. Mike Cristal on May 6, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Happy Birthday ,,,, Im new to the Hobby I have a mavic mini,

  21. K White on May 6, 2021 at 2:38 am

    I can see why you’ll all be flying nothing but glider soon.

  22. RAV3N FPV on May 6, 2021 at 2:38 am

    I wonder who the dumbass is that told on you for doing nothing wrong. I hope he watches your videos and reads the comments. If this person is, I would like to say you are garbage! That is all. LMAO!

  23. Aksplash Curry on May 6, 2021 at 2:39 am

    I love your channel you make my day 😂😂

  24. Essco Lab on May 6, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Nice one Ken, seems you and Bruce over in NZ are getting the nerdy haters

  25. DoubleDown on May 6, 2021 at 2:43 am

    THUMBS DOWN GUY HERE. Love the shows. Like bad comedy meets a train wreck, but i keep watching….
    Thank you !

  26. Brie Repooc on May 6, 2021 at 2:45 am

    This guy is simply great!

  27. nev pardesi on May 6, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Hahah love your caffine level 🤣

  28. Ric Dav on May 6, 2021 at 2:46 am

    What happen that we still need to register since then?

  29. Curious soul on May 6, 2021 at 2:46 am

    good stuff….love the good spirits…not the ones that gets you drunk, i would never approach a radio tower, some of them will fry your drone receiver or other electronics, you should check the tower transmission RF power, and if you see large glass or ceramic insulators, and a fence few hundreds of meters around it, that is a warning sign. Radio techs are wearing special suits while working near those antennae, I was told that they can get warm, so your drone can get a tan too and fly like a cooked turkey

  30. Andy Sukosd on May 6, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Love your videos, you are so funny and make me laugh, and I am so happy I found you on u-tube………

  31. joe qasim on May 6, 2021 at 2:47 am

    I love you’re videos, I can see yours video 24 /7 and never get tired 🙏🙏

  32. Chris Freeman on May 6, 2021 at 2:48 am

    im not big on your joke style but it kills me to see how one hater can act like a complete fool just to be an ass i hope your hater gets what he deserves aka his ass kicked !!!!!!

  33. WhoIsTheRoach on May 6, 2021 at 2:48 am

    The FAA are NOT your friend in any respect. They are snakes so be careful.

  34. Chad Gilmore on May 6, 2021 at 2:49 am

    I love it when you’re sarcastic too stupid people who don’t know 💩…Great vid…Just Subscribed👍

  35. Aras B on May 6, 2021 at 2:50 am

    0:25 a universal description of loser complainers! Hilarious 😀 This bit should be seen by everyone!

  36. Collin Cook on May 6, 2021 at 2:50 am

    right on, I’m always worried about people in my area lots of yuppie seattlites that think they own their air bnb in my small town.

  37. Jupiter on May 6, 2021 at 2:51 am

    How could I not subscribe after this video lol

  38. Luigi836 on May 6, 2021 at 2:54 am

    happy birthday

  39. خالد راشد on May 6, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Please answer me , why people don’t want to be registered in FAA ?

  40. Kevin Loughin on May 6, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Additional thought. I wonder if the FAA maintains a database of complainants? You’d think they would so they could lecture serial offenders of frivolous complainers.

  41. Billy Mestichelli on May 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Gimmi that Fimi

  42. Drone It 1969 on May 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    I know I am way behind hee. However I wanted to give you a thumbs down just to mess with ya. lol

  43. PandA’s Adventures on May 6, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Great vlogs Ken – only just catching up on some of the older vlogs but all of them are fun to watch (don’t want to drone on … 😉) bought a Mavic air 2 and here in the UK – we have them dudes lol 😆

  44. Steve Eck on May 6, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Thanks again Ken

  45. Robert Mottram on May 6, 2021 at 3:08 am

    I have been harassed so often that I only fly away from all people. I had one guy follow my drone back to where I was when it was landing and literally threatened to punch me. He said I was videoing his wife in their back yard… Umm, I was flying at 200 ft. altitude and not hovering over anyone…. Takes all the fun out of flying my drone cause I get concerned the next person will be armed.

  46. Nazarettos on May 6, 2021 at 3:08 am

    You are awsome man

  47. Nuno Naré Cardoso on May 6, 2021 at 3:09 am


  48. Duviel Hernandez on May 6, 2021 at 3:10 am

    Love your videos buddy. So i dont have to register my drone ? I just bought one and i just fly it to get pictures and videos of my boat when fishing. Where can i see that I don’t have to register ?

  49. James Osborne on May 6, 2021 at 3:10 am

    great vid, I do have to ask though as of today have any of these laws changed. Can a non 107, (just someone like me that is registered as hobby only with FAA) still fly their drone there like that with no problems just for my vids and pics and not for commercial use or is only 107 allowed like that? thanks for your great vids, I enjoy them

  50. KZ Productions on May 6, 2021 at 3:10 am

    Hello dana

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