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FAA Drone Safety 101: Tips for Beginners from Buzzy the Drone!

Are you a new drone owner? A practiced beginner? A frequent operator simply unfamiliar with safe drone operations?
Are you a new drone owner? A practiced beginner? A frequent operator simply unfamiliar with safe drone operations?

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FAA Drone Safety 101: Tips for Beginners from Buzzy the Drone!

Drones for purchase ‘off the shelf’ are quite the in thing these days among hobbyists and qualified operators alike. However, with the security risks involved in drone operations, governments and organizations all over the world are creating official awareness campaigns about drones for the general public.

So of you’re in the U.S. and planning on aquiring a drone for the holidays it would be best to view the “Buzzy the Drone” video on YouTube before your drone’s maiden sortie. The video has been uploaded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) to help people learn the DO’s and DONT’s of being a responsible drone operators and flying your new purchase safely.

There are numerous instances of FAA hearing sad stories about the consequences of inexperienced flyers taking their drone out for its first flight. Sometimes a nasty tree will jump right into the flight path. All too often, the drone gets scared and flies away if it is let out of sight by the user. Sometimes the flight might end in upset neighbours knocking on your door if you fly over their backyard while they’re outside. All these prompted officials at FAA to create this audio visual introduction for essential DO’s and DONT’s related to drone flying.

Tips for Beginners

Buzzy, a whimsical four-rotor drone, can help you avoid being “that guy or girl.”  Buzzy is a cute drone featuring in the FAA’s YouTube video which uses simple but effective rhymes to convey important safety tips, such as:

“When Buzzy Goes Out for a Flight, the Number One Rule Is Keep Buzzy in Sight.”

Drone users can follow Buzzy’s adventures on FAA social media such as TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Buzzy’s messages are the latest in the FAA’s continuing efforts to make sure everyone follows the rules for safe drone operations. You can find details on the Agency’s extensive unmanned aircraft website.

Buzzy and all the other drones say “thanks” in advance for keeping them safe, sound, and above the ground!

Whichever category of drone user you might be in, whether a  new drone owner, a practiced beginner, a frequent operator or  a novice totally unfamiliar with safe drone operations; the FAA’s new four-rotor drone, Buzzy, is here to answer all of your drone safety questions. Learn the essential DO’s and DONT’s of drone safety, with the FAA’s whimsical expert, Buzzy the Drone. Happy and safe Drone landings and happy holidays!

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Cite this article as: Vidi Nene, "FAA Drone Safety 101: Tips for Beginners from Buzzy the Drone!," in DroneBelow.com, December 10, 2018, https://dronebelow.com/2018/12/10/faa-drone-safety-101-tips-for-beginners-from-buzzy-the-drone/.
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