The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started its “12 Days of Drones” campaign in an attempt to educate all current and aspiring drone pilots just before the start of the holiday shopping season.
Many children and adults will discover a brand-new camera drone beneath the tree each year. The FAA anticipates that there will be a surge of new drone pilots this year, especially with the release of the less costly DJI Mavic 3 Classic and the eagerly awaited DJI Mini 3.
The FAA started the “12 Days of Drones” campaign on social media to stay ahead of the surge in new drone owners and to educate any careless and clueless drone operators.
The “12 Days of Drones” campaign
The “12 Days of Drones” campaign started with the following messages.
Are you unwrapping a drone this holiday season? The FAA has great safety tips and resources for new drone pilots! Follow along for our second annual #12DaysOfDrones to make sure you fly safe and have fun! Get started at https://faa.gov/uas.
1. Register your drone before taking off:
Before your take your first flight, make sure your drone is registered and properly marked! Registration is a simple, #DIY holiday project. It's easy, online and only costs $5. Learn more at http://faadronezone.faa.gov. #12DaysOfDrones
2. For recreational pilots:
The most exciting part about flying a new drone is that you become a pilot! All recreational flyers must take and pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test before flying. It's available online and completely FREE! Learn more about TRUST at https://bit.ly/3Fz3EMj. #12DaysOfDrones
For aspiring commercial drone pilots:
Got a new drone and want to use it to take photos or videos for your business? This means you're flying for commercial use and you'll need a Remote Pilot Certificate first. Learn how to become a certificated Remote Pilot at https://bit.ly/3uyjPmH. #12DaysOfDrones
Let us know your thoughts about this new FAA campaign to keep the national airspace safe. And to make sure that drones will remain the safest form of aviation. Share your thoughts in the comments below. We are curious to hear what you think.
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