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This Weeks Look at a FAR – 91.13

This Weeks Look at a FAR – 91.13

I wanted to start a new feature of taking a look at those rules we often forget about that regulate our UAS flying. The Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).

FAR 91.13 Careless or reckless operation.

(a)Aircraft operations for the purpose of air navigation. No person may operate an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.

(b)Aircraft operations other than for the purpose of air navigation. No person may operate an aircraft, other than for the purpose of air navigation, on any part of the surface of an airport used by aircraft for air commerce (including areas used by those aircraft for receiving or discharging persons or cargo), in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.

COMMENT: All pilots who fly under Part 107 or a COA are subject to many FAR sections in Part 91, and this is an important one which applies to everyone. In fact, it ties in so nicely with the link to an article I’m going to share below about saying no. As a UAS pilot, you are the pilot in command. It is your sole responsibility to operate the aircraft safely and prudently. At least that’s what the FAR says and that’s what the Plaintiff’s attorney is going to say as well.

About Steve Rhode

Steve is an experienced and certificated UAS pilot and aircraft instrument rated pilot. He is also the Chief Pilot with the Wake Forest Fire Department.

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