UAV Information

This document is a work in progress and is not intended to be a complete & exhaustive informational document. Always do your own research – the Internet has LOTS of information on this subject.

Why Do You Use A Drone/UAV?

I started this site back in 2016 as a way to expand my photography hobby. In 2017 I started formally seeking out waterfalls mainly in the state of Wisconsin. After several years I found there are certain falls that absolutely cannot be reached by a human without extreme risk to life & limb. So I purchased a Mavic 2 Zoom with the goal of photographing these previously unreachable falls.

Is Using A Drone/UAV Legal?

Sometimes. As of now (2020) regulation of UAV flight is a complex legal mess. Laws and regulations can be found at a federal level (i.e. Federal Aviation Administration), state level, county level, city level, sometimes village level, and sometimes there are even restrictions for specific pieces of property. There are laws/regulations on where you can launch from, how far you can fly, how high you can fly, and many other things.

Are The Videos/Photos On This Website Obtained Legally?

YES, to the best of my knowledge. As mentioned above it is sometimes very hard to understand which laws/regulations apply for any given location. For everything on this website I do my best to thoroughly research the rules because there is nothing more that I hate than an irresponsible UAV operator who gives the rest of us a bad name.

What Do You Use?

Currently I am using a Mavic 2 Zoom operated via the DJI GO 4 app on my iPhone. I also use apps like AirMap, Kittyhawk, B4UFLY, and UAV Forecast to help with regulations and weather conditions for safe & legal flights.

Where Can I Find More Info About UAVs?

https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/

https://mavicpilots.com/

Use Google and find your own sources – plenty of them out there!

 

Last updated on Jan 10, 2021 @ 1:27 pm