******Hiring a non-licensed drone pilot can result in penalties. ******
The Federal Aviation Administration has stated that unlicensed drone pilots can face fines starting $1,100 per occurrence and those who knowingly hire unlicensed pilots can also face fines starting at $11,000. Thus, taking the time to do your research on the company or individual you’re hiring simply means you want to check their credentials to see if they have a valid FAA 107 drone pilot license.
Drones are difficult to fly?
You may think flying a drone may be an easy task, but trust me it takes a lot of skill, especially if you never flew one before. If you take the time to google “drone crashes”, you’ll find there are a ton of YouTube channels showing all types of crashes or fly-a-ways.
Drone liability insurance – Is it Important?
An opportunity to gain a quick buck is just beyond the horizon. Therefore, taking the time to verify if you’re working with a licensed and insured drone operator will protect you from any accidents or damage to your property.
What is FAA 107 licensed?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has mandated that all drone operators (recreational or commercial) follow the guidelines set forth in owning and flying a drone.
Here are just a few of the guidelines that you need to be aware of:
Fly your drone, mark it on the outside with the registration number and carry proof of registration when flying. Click here.
Follow the safety guidelines.
Fly below 400 feet when in uncontrolled or “Class G” airspace.
Do not fly within five miles of an airport.
Always keep the drone in your visual line of sight
Never fly over groups of people, public events, or stadiums full of people
Never fly near emergencies such as accidents, law enforcement activities, firefighting, or hurricane recovery efforts.
Never fly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.