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The FAA Knows You Want A Drone For Christmas, Explains How To Stay Off Its “Naughty List”


The Federal Aviation Administration has anticipated that you and your loved ones are going to want to operate an unmanned aircraft, aka a drone, this holiday season. In order to keep you “off the naughty list,” as the organization puts it, the FAA has created a video under the banner of Know Before You Fly, a campaign by three UAS safety organizations explaining best practices for new drone pilots. Some of the guidelines include:

-Don’t fly anything at the height of 400 feet.
-Don’t fly anything that weighs more than 55 pounds, or “Ralph, the world’s largest bunny rabbit”
-DO fly for fun!
-Don’t fly for $$$

The bizarre video, which features a voiceover from what sounds like an anthropomorphized drone, acknowledges that kids “will be excited” about getting a drone — to the chagrin of NYPD everywhere.

(Image: Know Before You Fly)