The FAA has been busy releasing its interpretation of rules regarding drones after numerous recent incidents involving drones. While you still won’t require FAA approval to fly a drone, it has released a set of safety guidelines and also requests that you comply with the model aircraft regulations that were first released in 1981.
If you are flying a drone, one of the most important safety aspects is that you contact the local airport operator if you’re flying within 5 miles of an airport. Of course this should be a no-brainer, as it would be catasptrophic if you collided with a passenger jet. But after a recent near miss in Australia, apparently drone pilots aren’t getting the message.
The FAA have also included a handy infographic on what you can and can’t do with your drone. I’ve included the infographic below.