WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW IF I HAVE A DRONE?

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW IF I HAVE A DRONE?

Technological development is unstoppable, and in recent years a special acceleration of it is being experienced. Among other aspects to highlight is that of drones.

Let’s start with the first: what is a drone? Well, it is an unmanned aircraft, that is, managed by remote control. Although drones have been used in the military for many years, it has been the landing of this technology in the civil sphere that has been a real revolution.

Who has not attended an event where a drone has been used to film or photograph the event, or know someone who has one for their personal use? Even if we pay attention, today, many scenes from programs, television series, and even movies are recorded using drones.

So, it is not surprising that you are harboring the idea of ​​getting one or have already done so. But for this, it is good that you know some things.

Today many scenes from programs, television series, and even movies are recorded using drones.

The State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), and therefore our legislation, considers that a remotely piloted aircraft is a drone when its use is commercial or professional. That is, the use of the same must occur in the development of a profession and for for-profit or commercial purposes. In these cases, the legislation requires a license from the operator who requests authorization to carry out each job, as well as compulsory liability insurance for damages that may be caused to third parties.

Are there differences when the drone is for recreational use?

Yes, there are. To begin with, the legislation does not consider their aircraft but model aircraft. In Spain, the handling of model aircraft is regulated by specific regulations (developed by the Royal Aeronautical Federation of Spain); In addition, you must bear in mind that each region and even each municipality may have specific regulations, although you must always respect the general aviation legislation.

Therefore, you must be very attentive to which sky you release your drone into. Among other aspects of the common regulations, it should be noted that private and recreational drones must fly below 100 meters in height and cannot do so over urban population groups (beaches, concerts, streets of any city, etc.)

In summary, then, those who acquire one of these model aircraft (drones) should consult the rules of their municipality and contact a model aircraft club to fly safely; and, of course, they could not use them for professional or commercial purposes.

You should keep in mind that each region and even each municipality may have specific regulations.

In relation to the use of these drones/model aircraft for recreational or sports purposes, there are insurers that cover the liability arising from their use in their home insurance & chase saving account policies (the liability of the insured is guaranteed when practicing any sport, including model aircraft). ). Of course, said use must comply with current legislation. Otherwise, in the event of a loss, the entity could deny payment of the same.

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By Master James

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