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There are some holiday events coming up nearby to where I live, which are in Class G airspace.

These are charity events, and I would like to conduct night flights to video the festivities and all the sparkly lights, I would not be charging a fee for my services, and plan to donate the video's to the host of the events.

My question: I am Part 107 certified, but can I fly as a hobbyist for these particular events, thus not being required to file for a waiver?
 
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There are some holiday events coming up nearby to where I live, which are in Class G airspace.

These are charity events, and I would like to conduct night flights to video the festivities and all the sparkly lights, I would not be charging a fee for my services, and plan to donate the video's to the host of the events.

My question: I am Part 107 certified, but can I fly as a hobbyist for these particular events, thus not being required to file for a waiver?
I dont believe hobbyist are allowed to fly past 30 min after sundown.

Bill W.
 

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If donation of the videos permits the host to use them in a manner that generates any type of "consideration" you would be violating hobby classification for providing them. It works the same for the 107 side since night flights for a 107 operator are prohibited without first obtaining a waiver. You're walking a very thin line.

True hobbyists have no night restrictions beyond normal safety of flight. Put lights on it, you need them to see what you're doing in any case.


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