How to get approved for drone flights within 5 miles of an airport

After registering your drone, you still have to be aware of drone laws before taking flight. Currently, the FAA restricts drone flights within five miles of an airport. Professional and even recreational drone pilots can still fly within the five-mile boundary, but you’ll have to ask permission first. For hobbyist, or everyday droners, it’s pretty easy to get permission, but pilots who fly professionally must submit a waiver that needs to get approved. To see just how easy it is to legally fly within five miles of an airport, watch this video by YouTuber Billy Kyle:

Why even call the airport?

Even though drones are small compared to airplanes, they can still cause damage. Besides reasons regarding human safety, drone flying with the FAA’s approval makes everything easier, especially if you run into uninformed police.

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