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How To Start Flying A Drone

Learn important tips before you start flying a drone for the first time.

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More than 2.8 million drones sold in 2016, a 149 percent increase over 2015, and they will generate slightly less than $1 billion in revenue—a 115 percent increase over last year, according to trade group, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Many of these drones will be bought by first-time flyers and it's important for them—and anyone else who is interested in flying a drone—to know what they can and can't do, especially before they take flight.

First off, owning a drone doesn't automatically give the flyer a license to fly unconditionally. Drone owners need to know how to operate the device safely—but also know the laws regulating drone use. Also, consumers need to know that many of the regulations around flying drones can be very confusing. You are better off knowing about and following the FAA guidelines to the best of one's ability or you risk facing fines from the FAA.

To help you understand what you need to know before you start flying a drone, GearBrain has produced this short video. It will show you important tips on how to make sure you fly a drone safely and have fun. If you want more details, you can check out our article, Your Right To Fly Drones.

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