Know the rules about drones

From GaborfromHungary on Morguefile

If you’re already licenses to fly a drone, you probably know all the rules, and you also know that the rules can vary from location to location.

As an example, the City of Madison is considering regulations that would basically mimic state law, but would give the city the power of enforcement of those laws, along with establishing potential fines. State lawmakers passed a bill in the last session that sought to address the patchwork nature of the regulations in Wisconsin. Municipalities can create their own rules, as long as they’re not more restrictive than the state rules.

So, when in doubt, look up your local rules or ask your local officials about flying before you use your drone for news purposes. Better still, get licensed so you can have a fuller understanding of all the rules that need to be followed.