Most drone pilots know that Part 107 exists but did you know that North Carolina has a robust body of drone law, as well? Attorney Ashley Felton will review some of the key NC drone laws, as well as share her experience litigating a criminal drone case in Wake County. Bring your questions because we will end with a Q&A forum!
More info is on our event page!
Have you ever found yourself sitting around the house wondering how you could ever fly your commercial drone and not get in trouble? Perhaps you've looked longingly at the sky and wondered why a simple drone guide does not exist in this world. If you are one of those people, you are in luck because I have finally completed my masterpiece cleverly titled "How to Fly Your Drone and Not Get in Trouble: A Guide for Commercial UAV Pilots and Wannabes."
This FREE guidebook not only contains simple rules when it comes to commercial drone piloting but it also includes the FAA's Part 107 Summary AND a (nearly) full set of North Carolina laws pertaining to drones- even the new ones I discuss here! It's a magical read full of excitement and intrigue that can accompany you virtually anywhere. Download your free copy today!
NC has a few new drone laws that will not break your heart. From infrared technology on drones to emergency management, NC continues to be a leader in local drone laws that balance commercial use with privacy and practicality. Read our summary of the #FBLawBlog!
If you're into flying a recreational drone in and around Raleigh parks, you may want to pencil in the Raleigh City Council meeting scheduled on July 13, 2017. The City of Raleigh has proposed operating regulations specific to recreational drone use in city parks that shows an overall theme of PRIVACY. DUN DUN DUN. While most of the proposed regulations mirror both the North Carolina and FAAlaws/regs already in existence, some of the proposed regulations add additional burdens and difficulties to recreational drone pilots.
A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate may give more regulatory power to state and local governments when it comes to drone use. These varying laws and regs may impact commercial drone users and their ability to operate fluidly across state lines. Also, have you heard about the D.C. District Court case that held recreational drone registration unlawful? Cray.
Can drones save lives? Absolutely. A recent study by DJI shows that drones have knowingly saved 38 lives since last May which means the actual number may be much higher. While drones can assist in search and rescue efforts, they can also hinder first responders when recreational users interfere with their own drones. It is likely NC will address this issue in the near future, adding to our thorough body of drone legislation.