’Tis the season for aviation-safety concerns, as holiday presents are unwrapped and a fresh batch of gifted drones are unleashed into the skies.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a number of unnamed aviation associations have teamed up to launch a new website that educates new drone owners on how to pilot their drones safely and wisely, USA Today reports.
It also lays down some basic etiquette: just because you have a drone “doesn’t mean you can fly it anywhere, or for any purpose.”
You can’t, for example, use it to make a profit without FAA approval, fly it near airports or around crowds, or bring it to higher than 400 ft. You also can’t carry anything heavier than 50 lb. with it. This is not a barrier to, say, hoisting a luxury handbag to your crush’s dorm window, but other factors may intervene — as they did in one young lad’s plans this month.