Thinking Of Buying A Drone For Xmas? Listen To Drone Law Pro Schaefer Explain The FAA Rules

Thinking Of Buying A Drone For Xmas? Listen To Drone Law Pro Schaefer Explain The FAA Rules

ROYAL OAK – Drone Law Pro Enrico Schaefer updates the M2 TechCast audience by discussing how a student in Philadelphia flying his drone nearly flew into the path of a police helicopter that was observing a Trump rally. The pilot was flying at night and beyond his line of sight – both against FAA rules. The man was arrested and charges are pending.

So if you’re thinking of buying a drone this Christmas for yourself or someone else, all drones have to be registered with the FAA if it weighs more than a half pound. If the person who owns the drone is under 13, his or her parents have to register the drone. You have to fly below 400 feet, you have be able to see the drone at all times.

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By |2016-12-13T17:13:19+00:00December 13th, 2016|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

About the Author:

Enrico Schaefer, Esq. is a UAS pilot and technology lawyer at and He has been a UAS enthusiast for years, and has completed a number of advanced UAS classes in the UAS program at Northwestern Michigan College. Enrico is considered one of the top Section 333 and UAV attorneys in the country, representing Fortune 100 and start-up companies on drone law and Section 333 issues. He is the author of many articles concerning FAA drone regulations, Section 333 exemptions and FAA compliance, many of which can be found here at Enrico has been a speaker at the International Drone Conference on its insurance panel and has had numerous media appearances ranging from MITech News, Robotics Business Review, Internet Advisor Podcast and The Steve Gruber Show (1240 WJIM Radio), WJR Radio (Detroit), and “That Drone Show.”

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