Did you know that you can now fly over people with your drone? But not so fast! It’s not a free-for-all. Before you head out, make sure you understand what you can and can’t do. We put this video together to explain EVERYTHING you need to know before attempting to flying over people.

Blog post:


– What the regulation actually says (including the FAA definitions of sustained flight, transiting, open-air assembly, and vehicle)
– What qualifies as a Category 1, 2, or 3 drones,
– 25 examples of flying over people or moving vehicles and what the requirements are,
– Do propellers create lacerations without prop guards?
– How we got a LEGAL Category 1 drone!
– What flying over people means,
– What is kinetic energy and why it matters.

Download the cheat sheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9gcmiqwsaa9j6m2/Flying-over-people-Cheat-Sheet.pdf?dl=0

We went to discuss this experiment on the DSPA (www.dspalliance.org) Weekly show , find the video here: https://youtu.be/w_s8KnA1UGs

Do you have questions about what we tested in this video? Leave them down there. We’ll be happy to interact.

Table of content
00:00 Introduction
01:44 What does the regulation say?
08:42 Category 1, 2, 3, 4 definitions
12:11 Does a sub-250g drone cause lacerations?
18:15 Can the DJI Mini or Mini 2 qualify as Cat 1?
20:37 Examples of operations over people and moving vehicles
28:14 What does flying over actually mean?
29:48 Kinetic Energy Discussion
32:28 Conclusion

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