Drones are on the rise due to recent developments in technology which have made them more widely available to the general public. Many commercial industries, such as real estate developers, search and rescue personnel, oil and gas developers, and photographers have begun taking advantage of the their capabilities to accomplish tasks that may otherwise be time consuming, expensive, and dangerous for human workers.
With more drones in the skies than ever, incidents causing injury and invasions of privacy will become increasingly more common. However, thanks in part to the introduction of Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations in 2016, drone activity is now more regulated than it ever has been.
According to Kansas law, all drones over 0.55 pounds must now be registered with the FAA's UAS database and commercial drone pilots must receive formal training and obtain a certificate from the FAA similar to a standard pilot's license prior to flying a drone.
If you have questions about your rights and responsibilities under these new laws, it is important to contact an aviation expert right away.
To learn more about drone laws, or if you or a loved one has been injured by a careless drone operator, contact us today at (785) 200-9465 and speak with one of our knowledgeable drone attorneys in Topeka.