HOW HIGH CAN I FLY MY DRONE? 400 FEET ALTITUDE LIMIT
One of the most commonly asked questions among drone pilots is, “How high can I fly my drone?” In this article, we will explain the drone regulations as outlined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that determine how high you can legally fly your unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone.
Generally speaking the maximum altitude limit for drones is set at 400 feet above-ground-level or AGL for both recreational and commercial drone pilots.
This rule is so widely known that we oftentimes forget about the details and exceptions. Are the drone regulations as set by the FAA the same for professional drone pilots and hobbyist drone flyers? Is it possible to legally fly over the 400-foot maximum altitude limit? And, where does the 400-foot limit come from?
So, HOW HIGH CAN I FLY MY DRONE?
Well, that depends, the FAA makes a distinction between recreational and professional drone pilots.
Hobbyists or recreational drone pilots are required to follow the Exception for Limited Operation…