US Drone Law
Cutting Edge Legal Analysis for
Cutting Edge Drone Technology
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Frequently Asked Questions
First of all, if you believe the operator may have been using the drone to inappropriately snoop, or the drone caused damage to your property, you should take pictures of the drone as you found it and any damage caused. Next, you should call your local law enforcement. Law enforcement personnel will contact the FAA if the crash requires FAA participation. If the crash did not cause any damage and you don’t feel that there was any real risk of harm or danger, then you might just see if you can help get the drone back to its owner. Many small toy drones aren’t that much different from a model rocket, kite, or Frisbee in terms of their potential to cause harm. We all remember hitting that baseball into our neighbor’s yard when we were kids. Consider being that friendly neighbor who passes the harmless drone back over the fence.
I am only going to fly my drone in my yard on property that I own, do I have to register the drone?
Unfortunately, yes, even though the drone will just be flown in your yard for fun, the drone still meets the criteria of an unmanned aircraft as defined in the federal regulations and therefore must be registered if it weighs more than 0.55 pounds.