After two people were cited for flying drones in military airspace last week, the president of a company that trains law enforcement to use drones said greater awareness of safety guidelines is needed.
Art Dawley, president of Aviation Concepts, said one of the first things a person should do when getting a drone is to visit the website of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Dawley said the website has specific training for recreational and commercial drones that should be completed before flying a drone. The site is also where drones are registered with the FAA.
“I would, with relative certainty, say there are a number of people that buy drones that are completely unaware of this requirement,” Dawley said. “In most cases, … there’s some reference to check with local authorities, but I’m not sure it’s very specific.”
On June 11,…