I came here for, I assume, the same reason as a lot of folks: bought a drone and want tips/suggestions along with help/information on the legality side. I see so many different rules and regulations, that it can kinda be overwhelming. I live north of Dallas, Tx in a small town called Little Elm. I understand there are different rules and laws depending on location.
To specify, I’m using a mavic mini 2 so it’s under 250g and it’s used solely for recreation.
Maybe I can ask my questions here, while I’m at it. There may be a better place to ask these questions, I’ll look afterward.
For example, I’ve heard about rules like.. you can’t fly over people. Is there a certain radius? Like if you fly over a lake and there are people in the shot, fishing, is that flying “over” them? Or if you’re shooting a flyover of an outdoor path and there’s people underneath the drone as you fly by.
Additionally, I understand you can’t film people without their consent (right?), does that many any drone shots with people in them are a violation of this? It would make sense, but then it would mean footage of cities or any populated area with people walking around would be a violation of this. Maybe I’m getting that mixed up with just flying over someone’s private property.
I feel like these are stupid questions, but I’ve seen so many people post about FAA fines and/or citations, I figure it can’t hurt to ask. Thanks!