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