Drone Flying law in NYC

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Drone Flying law in NYC

Postby CP-4070 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:13 am

Has anybody an idea about laws regarding flying drones in (open spaces) NYC and taking pictures of trains and subways e.g. on Hell Gate Bridge?
Most information in the internet is contradictive.
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Re: Drone Flying law in NYC

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:44 am

It is pretty much illegal except in a few parks , and even then if there is many people around .
http://www.droneguru.net/new-york-state-drone-laws/

add to that the prohibition to fly within certain distance of airports/heliports and you can pretty much forget flying.
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Re: Drone Flying law in NYC

Postby sd80mac » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:06 am

CP-4070 wrote:Has anybody an idea about laws regarding flying drones in (open spaces) NYC and taking pictures of trains and subways e.g. on Hell Gate Bridge?
Most information in the internet is contradictive.
Thanks, Andrew


You have to call in all ATC to get permission. But LGA... I don't know if they would grant you permission. There are other restrictions as well

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Re: Drone Flying law in NYC

Postby tree68 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:10 pm

Local restrictions notwithstanding - you have to know the class of the airspace in which you want to fly.

There are also restrictions on altitude in all cases, not to mention that the drone must remain in your field of view at all times.

If you're flying your drone for commercial/business reasons, you need a pilot's license (for drones).

You can do worse than looking through the FAA's FAQ on drones: https://www.faa.gov/uas/faqs/
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