As more and more drones take to the skies, the FAA has just released guidelines explaining where hobbyists can fly commercially available drones and model airplanes.
The agency acknowledges that recreational flying “doesn’t require FAA approval” but also makes clear that such activity should “avoid doing anything hazardous to other aircrafts or people and property on the ground.” In other words, if you have a drone and like flying it around, don’t be a jerk about it. They also tell fliers that they shouldn’t fly drones for “payment or commercial purposes.”
To accompany the release, the FAA released this infographic which breaks down the do’s and don’t of drone (and other model airplane) flying:
[Image credit: FAA.]