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Where Can I Fly in Texas? - Every Drone Law 2019 - Houston, Dallas, and Austin (Episode 43)

hello everyone my name is Nick and today

I'm gonna be talking about drone laws

now I get asked all the time about drone

laws at different states cities and

counties

so in this 50 part series I'm gonna go

over every single drone law that you

need to follow now make sure you hit

that subscribe button and let's get into

it

oh also this is not legal advice now

either you live in or plan on visiting

Texas and you want to apply your drone

here is every drone law you need to

follow

now there's three different parts to

this there's the federal there's state

and there's city laws and you need to

follow all of them now first let's go

over the federal laws now if you're

flying for fun a lot not for money here

is every federal law you need to follow

but if you are flying for cash skip to

this time code you must register your

drone with the FAA drone zone website

I'll link it below you must fly within

visual sight you must fly below 400 feet

your drone must be under 55 pounds you

must never fly near another aircraft if

you're flying within 5 miles of an

airport you must notify the control

tower and you must never fly near

emergency response efforts now for the

commercial fliers you must hold a remote

pilot's license issued by the FAA

you must also register your drone with

the FAA drone zone website your drone

must be under 55 pounds you must fly

within Class G airspace you must fly

below 400 feet you can only fly during

daytime or at civil twilight which is 30

minutes after sunset you must fly under

100 miles per hour

you must yield the right away to all

manned aircraft I can't fly over people

and lastly you must not fly from a

moving vehicle unless you're in a

lightly populated area now these things

can be waived by the FAA but you must

get a waiver beforehand now that we got

the federal laws out of the way here the

state laws there is an FAA

airspace restriction around Panhandle

Texas you must not fly within 400 feet

of the lateral boundaries of any

department of energy facility it is

illegal to use your drone with the

intent to commit surveillance on any

unsuspecting individual or a property

without consent

there's also a legal fly within 400 feet

of any critical infrastructure these

include oil and gas refineries power

plants telecommunication facilities

railroads and dams it is also illegal to

fly over livestock facilities cell

towers oil and gas drilling sites now

those were added to the critical

infrastructure designation drones must

also not be flown in state parks except

in designated areas and lastly drones

are not allowed to be operated over

state property without prior consent

thank you for watching make sure to hit

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any questions just let me know in the

comments below

I'll see you next time

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