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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BillyTexas, Oct 1, 2016.
As a hobbyist, is flying at night legal? I havent been able to find a definite answer.
Yes, especially if you're a member of a local community group. Bill, there are posts on here going into detail, maybe you can find them, or someone here will give you a more complete answer. I do know the answer is yes.
Ok thanks. I am a member of the AMA.
The FAA says and this is just a suggestion on their part till they get they way:
Rules for flying a drone safely and legally include: flying during daylight and in good weather; keeping the UAV in sight; making sure the aircraft is safe for flight before take-off; and respecting the privacy of others by avoiding private property or taking photos or videos without permission.
i believe the AMA or FAA rule is 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset in the USA .
Bit is it an actual rule or like otheres have said....a suggestion?
We could get some really cool shots at nighy with the camera set right.
All i could find on ama was this
RC night flying requires a lighting system providing the pilot with a clear view of the model’s attitude and orientation at all times. Hand-held illumination systems are inadequate for night flying operations
read Operational Limitations this may answer your question : 5 bullets down .
Yes, with a FAA waiver and night optical lighting. Some will argue it is not law, but get caught flying at night and when the court fines you, is it law? Hmnn !
Im not gonna like your comment here because i really want to take some night pictures.....lol
107 does not apply to Hobbyists.
Thats what i was thinking. I know the AMA has been fighting hard to keep the ferderal laws for hobbists in tact. And i did read an article where ama said the laws for hobbist still stands. Key being you have to be a member of a community organization.
Come on Billy like it! The lights on the DJI and Yuneec's meet FAA standards for night flight, get a 107, a waiver and fly to the moon !