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Gaithersburg is part of a No Drone Zone

Gaithersburg is part of a No Drone Zone

 

If you are thinking about using the drone that you received for Christmas, you need to be aware of the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Gaithersburg residents will need to go to areas further away from the District of Columbia to enjoy their drones.

“According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region around Washington, D.C., including the cities and towns within a 30-mile radius of Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport, are all part of a No Drone Zone.

Federal rules prohibit any aircraft from operating in the Flight Restricted Zone around Washington, D.C., without specific approval, which includes all unmanned aircraft.

The airspace around Washington, D.C., is more restricted than in any other part of the country. Rules were put in place after the 9/11 attacks to limit aircraft operations to those with an FAA and Transportation Security Administration authorization. Violators face stiff fines and criminal penalties, according to the FAA.

If you are interested in operating a drone outside the 30 mile radius then click here for mandatory FAA drone registration information. Registration is free for the first 30 days with a rebate, then $5 after that.

Registration is required by Feb. 19, 2016. People who do not register could face civil and criminal penalties, according to the FAA.” – Debb Belt, Gaithersburg Patch

 

Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 7869
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 31 commentsRoy Kelley • December 09 2015 01:53PM
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