6 things to know before flying your drone

September 22, 2015 By Stacey Barchenger
USA Today/ The Tennessean

Flying drones into fireworks shows? Someone did it here last year, and now it’s illegal.

But pilots should know other rules as they launch their unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones.

James Mackler, a U.S. Army veteran, pilot and lawyer at Frost Brown Todd here, has a specialty in drone law. On Tuesday, he led a 90-minute training session at the Nashville Bar Association for lawyers.

He also discussed six things the public should know before takeoff:

1. Know the difference between commercial and hobby use as the federal government defines it. The Federal Aviation Administration places more regulations on commercial use.

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