Category Archives: Section 44807 Exemption

The Truth About Drone Delivery No One Is Talking About

So when will drone delivery become a reality? It would be sweet to order stuff online and get it dropped off super quickly. But are there any problems holding up drone delivery from being widely done? Yes. I’ll cut through the noise and help you understand the real reasons (the ones that no one is talking… Read More »

Ultimate Guide to Drone Laws [2020] Written by a Lawyer

Interested in drone laws? It can be a pain to try and figure out what is applicable. That is why I created this page! :) Where NOT to Look for Help With Drone Laws Here is a tip, stay away from Facebook or anyone else who is a newbie to aviation. They tend to waste… Read More »

Don’t Drink and Drone – FAA Regulations on Drones & Alcohol

I thought I should write an article to educate individuals on one of the lesser known regulations regarding flying drones and drinking. This article will address first the commercial drone operators and then the recreational drone or model aircraft operators. The FAA is really focused on preventing people from droning under the influence of either alcohol… Read More »

Section 44807 Exemption vs. Part 107 vs. Public COA vs. Blanket Public COA

A common question I receive is “which certification, authorization, exemption, etc. is right for me? There are so many choices.” If this question accurately reflects where you are in life, you are in the right place. There is much confusion on this issue because of the of the different terms, their locations in the law, and… Read More »

What Do I Do After I Crash My Drone?

If you crashed a drone, there are reporting requirements. Below we will discuss the reporting requirements you make to the FAA and the reporting requirements you make to the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) following a drone crash. Just to be clear, this whole page does NOT apply to Part 101 model aircraft.  Quick Info:… Read More »

Drone Law for Drone Training Educators, K-12 Schools, & Universities.

This article is written to help drone training educators and schools who offer drone training courses to understand the legal issues surrounding drones. Why? We need drones in the schools to promote STEM education.  If you are an educator or school needing material, I have created a dedicated drone education resource page where I will… Read More »

TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction)

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is nothing to play around with. Violations of TFRs can be punished quite severely with a pilot license suspension, civil penalty, or in the worst case: prison time. The FAA has been pursuing enforcement actions against manned and unmanned pilots around the U.S. for TFR violations. In this series of TFR articles, I will help… Read More »