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Drone laws in the USA | How to LEGALLY fly a drone | Do you need a commercial drone license?

Chris and Sara

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Published on Feb 28, 2021
Today we’re talking about how to legally fly a drone for Youtube videos and some FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) laws surrounding drone flying. After someone anonymously reported us to the FAA, we were told we could not fly our drone until we passed the Part 107 test to become a commercial drone pilot. It was a bit scary, a lot confusing, but in the end we’re more confident drone pilots thanks to some amazing study materials. Chris aced his test and today we’re answering some of your questions from Instagram that you had regarding drone flying, Youtube vlogging, and more. Our biggest question: how do you think this will impact the new DJI FPV drone? Let us know in the comments below!

Time codes (jump to a section)
00:00 - Intro
04:54 - Part 107 drone test study course
07:55 - Does weight limit on a drone matter?
09:55 - Is there a height requirement for drone flying?
10:53 - Is a license needed to fly a drone in certain places?
11:23 - Why does a commercial drone license matter? How much did the commercial drone license cost?
15:09 - If you have drone footage before monetizing your channel do those videos count?
15:42 - Can you use drone footage that has already been recorded?
16:52 - Doesn’t the FAA have better things to do?
18:02 - What does it entail to obtain a commercial drone license to fly?
19:22 - Is Sara going to take the commercial drone test too?
19:36 - What did you do to prepare for the Part 107 test and how long did it take?

⭐️ Mentioned in this video:
+ Our drone: https://amzn.to/2NCCj3R
+ Other camera gear: https://letsbe.us/our-travel-vlog-gear-for-2020/
+ Vlog music: https://share.mscbd.fm/letsbeus

📚Drone Study Course | Study for your drone test using the same course we used!
+ The Pilot Institute Course : https://bit.ly/3svBV5V
+ The Pilot Institute Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrvroBniz3NbAgMpk_UU0g

🎥 Watch our favorite travel vlogs here :) https://bit.ly/3r17eVH
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== A B O U T U S ==
Hey y'all! We're Chris + Sara (or as you know us, Let’s Be Us), a husband and wife digital nomad travel duo currently working and traveling full time with our pup, Kramer. We've always dreamed of traveling full time, and in May of 2018 we took the leap and made it happen! Today we're balancing work and fun everywhere between the Pacific and Atlantic. From hiking and cycling to tacos and coffee, we're trying to see and experience as much of this world as we can! While our home is currently on wheels in our DIY Sprinter van, our travels take us all around the world.

Be sure to hit subscribe here on Youtube and follow along on Instagram for more daily fun! Oh, and be sure to say hi while you're here. :)
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