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Why Can't I Fly My Drone There?


One of our commercially-certified pilots, David, explains why the FAA has some pretty specific rules regarding where drones can and cannot fly. But also explains how we are here to help!


Video Transcript

Hey everyone I'm David from PEG and welcome to one of our first ever Lights. Camera. Answers. Home Edition.

So, today's question is "Why can't I fly my drone there?" As one of our commercially-certified drone pilots, this is a question we get all the time. In short, it's because the government said you can't, but it's a little more complicated than that. The FAA, or Federal Aviation Administration, is a sector of our government that controls our country's airspace, which includes airplanes, and also, drones. While much of this airspace is free and open for drones to fly in, there are certain areas that require FAA approval. Typically this is airspace located around airports, both public and private. Fortunately, if you plan to fly around these areas, it doesn't mean that your flight is grounded. All you need is FAA approval and you're good to fly. And that's something that we handle. In fact, with recent app developments, approval has been streamlined. Meaning we can take the skies with ease. But do keep in mind it's always good to give us a multiple day notice if you need drone footage, as some locations need manual approval which can take up to 24 hours. Also keep in mind that some locations may simply not be flyable in the end. You can rest easy knowing that our team of certified drone pilots will take care of everything legally and responsibly.

That's it for this edition of LCA. And don't forget to follow us on social, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. My name is David and I'll see you next time.

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