Last Updated on December 30, 2015 12:33 pm
Quadcopters, radio controlled planes, UAS – no matter what you call them, there’s no denying that drones are a big hit this holiday season. As Americans wrap up their holiday shopping, the N.C. Department of Transportation is offering advice to the thousands of people receiving a drone this December.
- Recreational – Any UAS flight that is conducted solely for recreation.
- Government – Any UAS flight conducted by a government entity to support their work.
- Commercial – Any UAS flight that serves a business purpose or provides a business benefit, even if that benefit is indirect.
- Always fly below an altitude of 400 feet and fly within your direct line of sight.
- Do not fly within 5 miles of an airport, near stadiums or other public events, or for compensation.
- Do not fly a drone that weigh more than 55 pounds.
- Do not fly at night, even if your drone is equipped with lights.