Everybody knows that a commercial pilot must first get a waiver to fly at night. But my question is, do hobbyists fall under the same criteria? If you're licensed pilot but you're not flying at the time for money can you fly at night without a waiver? Can a hobbyist that is not a commercial pilot flight at night?
Any help to clear this up would be greatly appreciated.
Interesting question. Here is what I found from looking on the FAA and AMA websites.
"Option #1. Fly in accordance with the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Public Law 112-95 Section 336). Under this rule, operators must:
Fly for hobby or recreational purposes only
Follow a community-based set of safety guidelines
Fly the UAS within visual line-of-sight
Give way to manned aircraft
Provide prior notification to the airport and air traffic control tower, if o