few things, of course, when talking about drones is basic safety, your drone really is called an unmanned aircraft system, or US, Um, when you get accredited by the FAA, which, if you want to make money from your drone, is a commercial drone pilot or AH commercial. US. Pilots called your remote pilot's license for remote US license. There are two riel classifications. You know there's the hobby, um, and which is classified as a model aircraft or recreational on. And there are still some guidelines in criteria, of course, to be observed, whether you're making money off of it or not. And if you're taking photos and you're not selling them and you're not intending to sell them later and you don't sell them later, unlike certain permits that you may have another places, it is not retroactive. You definitely need to get permission in advance. But if you're just flying them just to get a perspective or do something interesting, I hear the real big in real estate as well, for seeing you know ...
the property, of course, because you get a real sense of the scale of a place, right? Same reason I wanted to use it midway. You need a commercial permit for, But if you're doing it for recreational enjoyment, first thing is start local right now. If your community has any safety God guidelines, there's the Academy of Model Aeronautics ritual. What you know about that general rule is in law. No flying hot, no higher than 400 feet. Not without getting special permission in advance. Certainly. But that is the rule 400 feet. You need able to see it at all times. Ah, highly recommend using a friend. It's something I started doing in my projects. Because you do Look down. You look up Too easy to lose it. All right. If I lose it in this room, Um, so you want to have somebody who keeps a set of eyes on it? Visual line of sight. Very important. Same for commercial pilots. Of course. You want to remain clear of all other manned aircraft operations, of course, and avoid obstacles. Don't fly over people, vehicles, crowds, things like that. Basically be safe. Use your common sense, you know, don't go flying up near telephone wires or other places where it could cause an issue. Safety is key, you know, they are within five miles of an airport. Chances are you're in an air space that's a protected airspace. So know where you live. Know what airports in the area. If you're not sure or you want to ask permission to fly, you can call air traffic control of the local tower, Believe it or not, actually is a lot more accessible and easier to get that information that you would think. Um, obviously, don't do anything to impair your ability to fly, operate safely, follow common decency for privacy. You know, observed that reasonable expectation of privacy. You know, in my neighborhood in Los Angeles every other day, a drone flies over my house. I see them flying over other people's houses. You know, it's Don't don't be a creep, right? Make sure privacy is observed, you know. And of course, just be common decency about it. Don't don't play games with these things. They are, you know, fast, four fast spinning blades, essentially. So you don't wanna mess around with that great resource? No, before you fly it out or guy like that, I've also got the app that I use on my phone to check. It's really handy because if it says you shouldn't fly in an area, you're within an airport. I'll just tell you right there based on where you are. So I really love the app Know before you fly. And then, of course, FAA dot gov is a great resource as well.