Chapter 6. Flight, Policy, and Travel


The exponential rise in the popularity of drones has been accompanied by a similar increase in the number of news articles about them. Every once in a while, there is a heartening article about how a drone found someone during a search-and-rescue mission or about how drones could revolutionize certain industries, but most stories seem to be theoretical accounts of near misses with (manned) airplanes or speculative articles about potential threats arising from the democratization of drones.

So, where and when can you fly a camera drone? Are you allowed to go into your backyard and fly? What if you cross over ...

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