You NEED To Know This BEFORE You Fly a Drone at Night!!

You NEED To Know This BEFORE You Fly a Drone at Night!!

When the New FAA REMOTE ID for Drones Rule came out so did BIG changes to Flights over People and Flying at Night rules that will determine what is now legal whether you’re a 107 or recreational pilot. I’ll go through these changes one by one and explain them so we can understand the 107.29 rules and what they really mean to us. It seems that the FAA actually relaxed the regulations a bit which is quite a departure compared to the normal direction, but hopefully this is a new trend.

-When the New FAA REMOTE ID for Drones Rule came out so did BIG changes to Flights over People and Flying at Night rules that will determine what is now legal whether you’re a 107 or recreational pilot.

Couple of quick clarifications: I incorrectly stated that the existing 107 Daylight Waivers will expire on March 15th, 2021 and they will actually be good until May 15th.
Also, I stated 107 pilots can apply for a “waiver” to fly at night in controlled airspace and I meant to say “Authorization”.
The FAA has delayed the flights at night training until April 6th now as the the Biden administration has put a hold on all pending regulations. This will probably slip again.

*** As always I’ll continue to share the nuances as I find them but PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR COMMENTS as well, I learn a lot from you too! Good Flying!

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LAANC now available at night!:

Remote ID Rule Video:
Night Flying Video:
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  1. Colin Mclean on May 17, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    i did my 107 in Late December 2020. Got the license card early Feb 2021. Do i have to redo the test for night flight or is there another test specific to night flight?

  2. Dave Roberts on May 17, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Good explanation of the new night fly rules. Since I will be taking my Part 107 test after March 15, I’m curious to know what types of questions the test might include about night flying. The parts you brought up dealt primarily with lights required for the drone, but I image other questions, like how to best prepare for a night flight, adjusting your eyes, even possibly being able to identify aircraft at night and their direction of travel. Any thoughts?

  3. Eagle View HD on May 17, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I believe the FAA has changed the rules for Part 107 Night Flight in Contolled Airspace. You can fly in LAANC controlled airspace. You have to have a copy of the night waiver which is available for download here:
    You do not need to request the waiver, just download and have a hard or digital copy of it available.
    Then you need to get a daytime authorization for your flight area using LAANC. Request an authorization for daytime flight for a period before twilight/night, and then you can fly in the same flight area and with the same height restrictions during twilight/night under the waiver that you must have in hand. You must have the locator beacon operational during the twilight/night flight.

  4. Drone & Video -AZ. on May 17, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Just got my FAA shirt and the decal. Stuck that decal on my truck…..(Looks Awesome)

  5. Xpydr on May 17, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    So i still can’t scare my coworker at night that recently moved three blocks away, especially when I am drunk? Even if I told her I would and will seem like a liar now? Great. Just great.

  6. Bronx Warrior on May 17, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    You need to get to the point.. you probably have good information. But to long winded

  7. Emir Hrustanovic on May 17, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Haha best response ever! hell yaaa

  8. jrs9381 on May 17, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    holy shit the 1980’s were back in neon. now we just need to get the skiwear out. lol

  9. Bryan Ciminelli on May 17, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Hi, Keith! Love the content you are putting out. I recently passed my 107 exam and your channel has been a tremendous source for clarifying info and doing things right. You may have answered this already, but will I have to retake my exam (Passed on 2/6/21), or will there be separate training available? Thanks

  10. Reaner Ramirez on May 17, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I really like your video, hope maybe you will notice me, i really a drone (

  11. Larz Media on May 17, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Hi, I’ve recently purchased the DJI Mini 2 and was planning to use it for non profit videos on youtube. Do I need to get a part 107 license before hand or am I free to fly and share?

  12. david benson on May 17, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Can tha anti collision light be installed on the bottom of the craft

  13. Jon Dize aka DIZEMAN on May 17, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    How many Anti-Collision lights are required per drone per FAA Regs? On your link to the Lume Cube, they have just a single white light flashing… is that legal?

  14. Frank A. Merola on May 17, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I treat my drone like a mini semi. It’s not a toy and it gets inspected every time I launch it. Props are checked for damage, software updated and to make sure gimbal guard is off. Often I don’t fly for over a month so I needed to be sure batteries are charged. At dusk I got a low light level warning and I immediately returned it to home. I still have much to learn about my drone.

  15. Shane Barber. on May 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Awesome thanks Keith. It’s nice to know that I can fly at night now. I do use lights for night time. I have a beacon flashing light and lights in the front and bottom. So I’m all good for seeing my drone well. Have a blessed weekend and God bless.

  16. Tim Kemp on May 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Great video ‼️

  17. Grateful Girl on May 17, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    I love your intro! Very creative. I’ve subscribed to help a friend who just bought a drone.

  18. Jim's Innovations on May 17, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    just found your channel, really like it getting into drones myself so love seeing this stuff ty for your time making these, im looking to return the one i got, i overpayed bigtime, LOL my first one anyway going thru amazon and getting a real one / aka our drones im in indiana so idk if this affects me or not?

  19. willia3r on May 17, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    So to fly at night, a waiver is no longer necessary, must take update training after March 2021, must have anti-collision lights that can be seen for 3 statute miles.

    Also can’t fly in controlled airspace.

  20. Robert Parker on May 17, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    How do I unlock my Mini SE so the low light won’t stop me from flying

  21. Nate P on May 17, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I prefer videos that get too the point. Why do people want 2 minute intros.

  22. vmaxfodder on May 17, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    night flying is incredible until the village ignoramus shows up, and asks you if you’re taking pictures, and if you can take a pic. of veronica’s apt.

  23. Vlad Bozak 2.0 on May 17, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Well made content. Subscribed

  24. unjabbed on May 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Good thing I am a Man and not a graven image Romans 2:11 KJV PERSON that God has no respect for, PERSON = MASK etymologically!

  25. Joey Anderson on May 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Are there any drones that can have night vision?

  26. Matt Foley on May 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    How I fly (and will continue to fly) at night as a recreational pilot: charge batteries, turn on the lights, launch, fly. Period.

  27. Evangelista Drone on May 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    I’m here watching your video and leaving that like and subscribing to your channel

  28. Trace E on May 17, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Yawn 🥱

  29. MAUR ICE on May 17, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Imagine if Karens discover how to use drones

  30. Pilotsharks Hanger on May 17, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Handshake another great video easy to understand, and thanks for your time in checking on this stuff for us out here in drone land.
    Fly Fun, Fly Safe, Just Fly.

  31. nach zara on May 17, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you how about in Arizona recreational, is that ok??

  32. Achilles Drone Productions on May 17, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    You said I’d your already part 107 certified I still need to go through additional training to fly at night? Where do can I find this training and is there a test on it?

  33. Joshua Smith on May 17, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    What about flying over private property? I’ve done a bunch of digging but there doesn’t ever seem to be a clear answer

  34. Matthew McCain on May 17, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Is this in effect now then? If I want to fly this evening under 107 I don’t need a daylight waiver?

  35. Jim Magnuson on May 17, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks so much for the update. I was literally unwrapping the package to my flashing night light from Firehouse Technology (not pushing their products) when I started watching this.

  36. Drone & Video -AZ. on May 17, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Your channel is always informative. Thank you. OOOhh and lmao on hitting that dislike button twice.

  37. Eagle View HD on May 17, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Night drone video especially over the city is fantastic!

  38. Lou C. on May 17, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    This flying at night was crazy. When I read the rules, it specifically stated to fly at night, the UAV had to have anti-collision lighting, visible up to 3 statute miles. So, I equipped to comply. The rule never specified anything about needing a waiver. Although I don’t believe I broke any rule, as I followed it specifically to how it was written, I’m glad it was eliminated.

  39. JERRY L VEGA on May 17, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Another great concise , helpful video. Thank you. That’s why I am a subscriber

  40. Eric M Campbell on May 17, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    why doesn’t dji put strobes on them or did they with Mavic 3?

  41. Spiritual warrior&healer on May 17, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I love the video.. 2 part question. I have a copter over 250gr i registered it as recreational and equipped it with strobes also i fly for fun. Am i ok to fly night?

  42. Drone & Video -AZ. on May 17, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Great items in your store.

  43. Linda Muvic on May 17, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Wow, that was so dry and boring, next time just read from the phone book.

  44. Gene McGrath on May 17, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Great video again thank you!!

  45. Eric M Campbell on May 17, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I like this guy. He’s better than Hydrogen

  46. Gordon Hutchinson on May 17, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Good info! Is there a link to the updated initial knowledge test course for flying at night?

  47. Totally Unfiltered on May 17, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Too much long-windedness and floundering. Get to the point and tell us.

  48. Eagle View HD on May 17, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I have a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, and the only place to mount the strobe is on the top center of the drone. I though this might affect the GPS reception so I did a test. I mounted the Ulanzi DR-02 strobe with velcro, directly above the GPS antenna of my Phantom and a check of the GPS did not show any significant degradation of the signal. I flew my Phantom for about 30 minutes with the strobe on it, and had no problems.

  49. shallow water Drifter on May 17, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    I would like to use my drone for night time security surveillance on my property. Do I need to file for a special permit for that.

  50. jrs9381 on May 17, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    i dont get whats the justification for the color of the beacon with regards to night flying in Agra areas?

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