The DRONE CODE....Rules for flying Drones!
It is important to be informed about what you can and cannot do with your Drone.
To learn more about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or Drones we recommend you check out KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY. http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/ Many people do not realize that, just because you buy a Drone, doesn't mean you can fly it anywhere, at any time and for any reason. This site provides you with the information and guidance you will need to fly safely and responsibly.
In the mean-time, here is a quick summary:
Do Not fly your Drone over 400 Ft.
You must keep your Drone within eyesight (line -of-sight) at all times. It is wise to have a spotter assist you while flying.
You must have permission to fly your Drone anywhere within a 5 mile radius of an Airport. Failure to get permission could result in criminal penalties for endangering an aircraft and can range up to a $25,000 fine and time in jail. Stay at least 5 miles away from any airport!
Do NOT fly your Drone over groups of people, at the beach, at a Game, during a Parade or any such event. You are NOT allowed to fly your Drone over unprotected crowds. Fly at least 25 feet away from crowds.
Do NOT fly or photograph people in places where there is an expectation of privacy without the individuals permission.
Beware of NO Fly ZONES and don't fly near sensitive infrastructures or property such as government facilities, water treatment facilities, power stations, correctional facilities, heavily traveled roads or freeways, etc...
Do NOT fly near Fires (otherwise, you could get a fine up to $25,000).
You cannot make money with your Drone until you obtain a FAA Part 107 License. Click on the following link for more information on what the Part 107 Certification is and how to study for the exam. https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires you to register your aircraft if it weighs between 0.55 lbs. (250 grams) and up to 55 lbs. (25kg). If you have a tiny mini-drone then you are probably OK and don't need to register it, but if you have something bigger, then you definitely do. Register you Drone via the Federal Aviation Administration's Official website. https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/register_drone/