DRONES CAN FLY WITH NEW RULES IN THE US AIRSPACE
Drone operators needed a pilot’s license to fly drones in the US airspace. Now the rule from Federal Aviation Authority has changed as the authorities thought that such license for even the smallest drone is unnecessary.
Other than the license, the drone operators also needed to apply to FAA for a permission to fly their devices and till now only 5300 applicants successfully gained the permission.
The old system was criticized a lot because it was too troublesome and expensive. So, from this coming August, drone operators are going to be able to fly their devices with easier and simpler condition.
The way the FAA changes the rules is a in a way supporting the innovation and development of the drone industry and will also provide safer environment.
Even though commercial drone industries are happy with the decision, many people wonder how the decision is going to take place.
The new rule states that only those who are over 16 years old can fly drones. But they have to keep the drone in their sight and keep them only till 400 feet high from the ground.
Twilight and daylight drones can be flown only if they have a light that is visible from three miles away.
The drones should be less than 25kg in weight and pilots should pass an aeronautics safety test in every 24 months.
The FAA will provide "privacy guidelines" to every drone users.