Drone Pilots, Be Wary About Posting on YouTube

A word to the wise: Be careful what you post on YouTube.

Jayson Hanes, a Tampa Bay-based drone hobbyist who regularly posts videos of his flights on YouTube, received a stern warning from the Federal Aviation Administration after officials viewed his clips. Apparently, since YouTube runs ads, Haynes’s flights constituted “commercial use” of his drone, which is currently prohibited by the FAA and could result in fines or sanctions for pilots that disobey.

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