Editor’s note: Aarons is also an FAA Safety Team (FAAST) representative for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS).
Many Ridgefielders will find quadcopters (drones) under the Christmas tree this year. The flying cameras are technological marvels, wonderful camera platforms and a whole lot of fun. And, perhaps surprisingly, they are real aircraft regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). For those of us who will use these unmanned aircraft for purely recreational purposes, the FAA tells us to follow the regulations (and common-sense limits) below: