It is here!  The Federal Aviation Administration’s new commercially operated drone rules have officially gone into effect!  For all my clients & friends operating drones commercially as some component of their business it is time to get licensed.  The rules are pretty fair and seem designed to create a safe operating procedure for all aviation.

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What is interesting is the rules only apply to commercially operated drones … I wonder when regulations hitting hobbyists will arise.  From a risk standpoint, it would be a fantastic idea for even a hobbyist to complete a safety training.  I foresee a future with added restrictions (both in law and insurance coverage) as well as litigation based on the estimated increased drone use.

Happy flying!