Legally flying a Drone at an airport at Night – KEN HERON (FAA Daytime Waiver)

Ken heads up into the night sky to demonstrate what can be legally done by following FAA regulations.

Ken was issued a 14 CFR § 107.29 – Daylight operation waiver on November 8th.

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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.
Register your drone with the FAA here: https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/

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(I’ll be doing another one of these soon.)

50 Comments

  1. christianval on August 18, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Hi Ken.
    About lasers…
    There has been a couple weeks of big protests in Chile.
    Look this video from a Police Helicopter and the laser effects over it.
    Here is illegal do that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-_VVsv4eQM

  2. Matt Wittman on August 18, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Hey Ken. Great video. I recently obtained authorization through the FAA Dronezone to fly (as a hobbyist)in my hometown’s class E to surface airspace. My town doesn’t have LAANC, so that’s how I had to get authorization. I applied for three months worth of flying and they gave me two years of approval. Since then, I went to my towns local airport. I spoke with the manager on duty, showed him my authorization from the FAA and he allowed me to fly.

  3. Antony Alvarez on August 18, 2020 at 9:27 am

    How long did you have to wait for your daylight operations waiver to be approved? Last I heard there’s a lengthy backlog & at the beginning of the year the FAA talked about updating it with a simple test in place of the application process

  4. Beast Gaming on August 18, 2020 at 9:29 am

    You are my favorite Pilot!!!
    Love you Ken! <3

  5. Metro Drones on August 18, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Wasp part was funny! Stay cool man… Oh and 99.6K is super super close… I bet you be gettin excited:) We are excited for you

  6. Dr Barry on August 18, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Fun.

  7. Bruce Farmer on August 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Congrats on your daylight waiver Ken! Looking forward to seeing your video on how you got it.
    I get how the strobe (on the top) helps meet the 3 mile visibility from other aircraft, but don’t you also need additional lights to see the orientation of your drone?
    This guy says you need it here: https://youtu.be/LtzXZwYi-Lg?t=210

  8. Jeremy Weiss on August 18, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Hey Ken, the FAA publishes a list of approved part 107 waivers on their website (https://www.faa.gov/uas/commercial_operators/part_107_waivers/waivers_issued/) and I didn’t see your approved daytime waiver on the list. The most recent approved waiver posted was dated November 13. When exactly did you receive your waiver?

  9. J.Larry Rice on August 18, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Ken, have you seen this.
    https://phantompilots.com/threads/wow-any-comments.146600/?utm_source=weekly_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11-16-19

    It seems like the moron who started it, didn’t watch your video.

  10. Bobster986 on August 18, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Ken, your a sick f…..er lol 😂

  11. Spam Gnome on August 18, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Very cool video, Ken! Just for nits, the blue lights are actually taxiway lights…the runway lights are white 🙂

  12. Airborne RC on August 18, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Nice Ken! So glad that you got permission to fly at night!

  13. Double Dog Drone on August 18, 2020 at 9:41 am

    You know whats amazing? Most un-towered airports allow manned aircraft pilots to click thier microphones a certain number of times on a specific frequency that is listed in the charts and turn the runway lights on.

    That "hotfoot" on the bugs appendages was great!

  14. Lee Kidman on August 18, 2020 at 9:42 am

    HERON! another belter you know i love channel but this something special kid! Night flight Best flying! ever! Drone, aircraft, jetpack that iron man suit off amazon what foooki. Effer, if……. if i ever won the lotto i would have a heron action figure made! HERROOONN!

  15. Karl Cranny on August 18, 2020 at 9:42 am
  16. DND Drone Media Service on August 18, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Love the footage and the hotfoot
    at the end great

  17. MMO Archives on August 18, 2020 at 9:46 am

    how is this legal? you have to be able to see the drone to legally fly it

  18. Ben Greyling on August 18, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Very interesting video, I would like to know if you laser can take down a drone?

  19. BUILDINGJMPR67 on August 18, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Ken..i love ur vids…but can i fly at night recreationally..as of July 1st 2020?

  20. D Hansel on August 18, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I have USB cables that would do a good job of charging a device but would not transfer files.
    I found this out when I purchased the Apple iPad Mini-4. The cables said it would charge the iPad but not let you download files. Others said they would only transfer one way !
    That’s like buying a car and not having a reverse. Who in the world would buy something like that.
    What were they thinking or not thinking.
    I purchased a couple of cable and found out they would charge only ! I took them back and got my money back.
    In the Android world I have always been able to charge a device AND send files both way. That’s why I love Android!

  21. Glen Smith on August 18, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Have no idea why anybody wants to fly anywhere near a airport. Legal or not. Nice video Ken.

  22. MrPlaneTalk on August 18, 2020 at 9:52 am

    As a hobbyist, to fly at night:
    1) I need a strobe with 3 mile visibility?
    1A) do the LEDs already on the Mavic 2 suffice for this requirement?
    2) Anything else?
    3) Can you point me to the FAR please?
    4) You deserve 200,000 subs

  23. MJX DRONES on August 18, 2020 at 9:52 am

    I was waiting for the funny bit.and you didn’t disappoint hot foot hehe brilliant 😁👍

  24. Shemar Mills on August 18, 2020 at 9:52 am

    A m i the only one fascinated with the laser?!?!😂
    Can it really burn through things ken?

  25. blastman8888 on August 18, 2020 at 9:54 am

    When you use that laser you should wear eye protection I know someone who was using one slipped out of his hand got his eye. He still has a black spot in his eye which obscures his vision.

  26. Jeremy Young on August 18, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Ken, when is the how you got your night waiver video coming out? Need all the cards up my sleeve I can get right now. Been eagerly waiting for this one, post or inbox please!!!

  27. JFed16 on August 18, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Great vid as always! I would of never come up with the idea to fly at an airport at night! Pretty cool. Only 8k more subs till 100k!

  28. Dave Billings on August 18, 2020 at 9:57 am

    How fun man…

  29. NabiyFPV on August 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Can you fly at night as a hobbyist?

  30. Rob Bennett on August 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Better than I, first time I flew at night I got my drone stuck in a tree.

  31. Jesse James on August 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

    LOL Ken! Lasers and drones at an airport at night…..the only thing missing was running with scissors LOL!

  32. Robert Glazier on August 18, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Thanks Ken. Can you say laser again please. Great as always Ken. Thanks.

  33. John Scott on August 18, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Very cool Ken, except for the poor Bee’s foot.

  34. Doc Feelgood on August 18, 2020 at 10:04 am

    That was really cool Ken, I have a 1 watt and it’s green and very visible at night . I like to use it in the fog.

  35. Michael Perry on August 18, 2020 at 10:05 am

    That was a pretty cool video Ken and thanks for the info on the waiver

  36. Edwin van den Akker on August 18, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Creationists: Wasps are mistake in creation
    Evolutionists: Wasps are a species that took a wrong turn in picking the right genes
    Ken Heron: Wasps make a perfect target to drain a laser’s battery

  37. Luc Skywalkr on August 18, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Sweet love the spinning light shot and I contacted the FAA for the early morning waiver that actually let’s you fly later that night keep up the excellent videos

  38. Robert Greene on August 18, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Would you consider doing a tutorial on how you obtained the waiver?

    Be careful with the "…LASER…"
    (Dr. Evil voice reqd)

  39. Anthony Willis on August 18, 2020 at 10:10 am

    hot foot 🤣🤣🤣

  40. JoeMoe Moe on August 18, 2020 at 10:11 am

    That is cool as S%#T. 😀

  41. DronePhotographyvideos on August 18, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Good Job Ken , like your style , easy to watch Videos ,learned alot from you , thanks , I received my waiver a few days ago also , might give it a whirl tonite..

  42. That Flyin Ryan - Drone Videos on August 18, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Just pushing it like me 😂 !

  43. Marco Antonio Illescas on August 18, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Congratulation Ken , fantastic night flight. excellent job… I got in your channel by waiver !!! Lol

  44. Patchworks Media on August 18, 2020 at 10:13 am

    That lasers insane. In the uk I think we are limited to 1 milliwatt.

  45. Michael Ramos on August 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

    What was the point of the Laser?

  46. Shawn F on August 18, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Great night flight. The cool part was when you match the spinning light’s speed. It looked as if the tower was spinning and not the light. Look forward to your next video. Buh and Bye!

  47. Robert Casto on August 18, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Nice video, thanks for all you do. One question ** how did you bypass the DJI geo fencing to fly by the airport?**

  48. Drained on August 18, 2020 at 10:20 am

    I have a 5 watt blue laser and its really fun, watch out so you retina stays intact after usage.

  49. Abra Cadabra on August 18, 2020 at 10:22 am

    great vid!!!!!!
    very funny and interesting as usual👐

  50. Michael Perry on August 18, 2020 at 10:25 am

    And that was hilarious when you burn that insects foot

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