What rules should you follow if you own a drone below 250 g?

  • What rules should you follow if you own a drone below 250 g?

    Posted by Maura on 2022-04-25 at 12:14 PM

    The biggest advantage of owning a drone under 250 g is that you don’t have to register it. However, weight is not the only aspect you need to be aware of. There are other regulations that still apply. In the US, drones are considered UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).

    Here are a few regulations that you need to be aware of:

    1. Never fly your drone near another aircraft

    2. Never fly your drone after consuming alcohol or drugs

    3. Always stay below 400 ft above the ground level (or the maximum height allowed for that specific area)

    4. Always keep a safe distance when flying over people.

    5. Never fly over crowds. Big groups of people cannot move away quickly because of their number and other people around them. Examples of such crowds are: sports events, marches and rallies, music festivals and concerts, etc.

    Maura replied 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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    Alex

    Member
    2022-04-25 at 12:29 PM

    Regardless of the weight of your drone, safety is very important. 🙂

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    István

    Member
    2022-04-25 at 12:32 PM

    I heard others talking about the fact that there are no rules if your drone is under 250 g. I should always look it up.

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      Maura

      Member
      2022-04-25 at 12:36 PM

      I talked with many drone owners and most of them have the same idea, that they don’t have to worry about any rules just because of the weight limit. This is a common misconception.