Recreational v. commercial drone flying…

A frequent question asked by many, who post on social media such as Facebook, is whether flying a drone in support of a volunteer activity, such as a church function, or in support of a non-profit organization’s activities is considered to be commercial flight, even if the drone operator is not being compensated for the flight.  The answer is yes- this is still commercial flight, because the drone operator is not flying strictly for his or her own pleasure.

As I stated in my last post, any drone flying that is not strictly for personal pleasure is considered to be “commercial” in nature.

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