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    Default So I've been thinking about buying a drone, and I've come to the conclusion that. . .

    the FAA and Transport Canada have pretty much killed the market for photography platform drones.

    If you fly anything 250 grams or lighter, you are exempt from the new regulations. If you don't fly anything that small, these are the new rules you need to adhere to.

    No flights within 9km of any aerodrome. (this I agree with)
    No flights within 75 meters of a vessel, building, person, or animal.
    No flights above 90 meters.
    No flights further than 500 meters from the operator.
    No night flights or flying in clouds.
    No flights within 9km of a forest fire. (this I agree with)
    No flights that could interfere with police or first responders.
    Must maintain direct line of sight at all times.
    Must have your name, address, and phone number on your drone.

    There needs to be some sort of a certification process put into place to accommodate responsible operators. I think some broad effort from the manufacturers would help too. DJI has incorporated a no fly zone technology into their latest drones.
    Last edited by Old Dryfoot; 05-18-2017 at 09:59 AM.
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