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What are the rules to fly your drone in 2021?

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Published on Jun 26, 2021
This video will explain the nine requirements for operating under 49 USC 44809 for recreational UAS pilots. Remember! If you fail to meet one of these requirements, you are now operating under Part 107!

If you are part 107 certified, you must choose which set of rules to operate under prior to your flight. You are not permitted to change rules halfway through your flight.

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TRUST Test: https://trust.pilotinstitute.com/
CBO Guidelines: https://ftca.flitetest.com/safety-guidelines/
Recreational Flying Made Easy: https://pilotinstitute.com/course/recreational-flying-made-easy/

FAA Links
FAA Recreational Flight: https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/
FAA Drone Zone (for registration): https://faadronezone.faa.gov/
LAANC: https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c2e4406710048e19806ebf6a06754ad
AC 91-57B: https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_91-57B.pdf

0:00 Introduction
0:25 Part 107 vs Recreational (44809)
3:35 #1 Fly for recreational purposes
6:28 #2 CBO Guidelines
8:59 #3 Visual Line of Sight
10:13 #4 Give way to manned aircraft
11:15 #5 Get airspace approval
13:12 #6 Fly no higher than 400 feet
14:15 #7 Take the TRUST test (https://trust.pilotinstitute.com)
15:40 #8 Registration
16:44 #9 Don't fly dangerously

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The nine requirements
1. Fly only for recreational purposes (enjoyment).
2. Follow the safety guidelines of an FAA-recognized Community Based Organization (CBO).
3. Keep your drone within the visual line of sight or use a visual observer who is co-located (physically next to) and in direct communication with you.
4. Give way to and do not interfere with manned aircraft.
5. Fly at or below 400' in controlled airspace (Class B, C, D, and E) only with prior authorization by using LAANC or DroneZone.
6. Fly at or below 400 feet in Class G (uncontrolled) airspace.
7. Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) and carry proof of test passage.
8. Have a current registration, mark (PDF) your drones on the outside with the registration number, and carry proof of registration with you.
9. Do not operate your drone in a dangerous manner. For example:
a. Do not interfere with emergency response or law enforcement activities.
b. Do not fly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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