BOSTON (CBS) – The FAA has released new rules for commercial drone operators.
The FAA will now require drone pilots to register their aircraft and take a certification course that needs to be updated every two years.READ MORE: Moderna And Pfizer To Expand COVID Vaccine Trials For Young Children
The regulations also state you cannot fly a drone over 400 feet, you have to keep it within eyesight and must fly during daylight hours.Air Quality Alert Extends Into Tuesday Due To Unhealthy Levels Of Haze, Smoke In Air
These rules have been months in the making but at Logan Airport, Massport officials took a proactive approach. They installed signs within a five mile radius of Logan reading “NO DRONE ZONE”.
The FAA does not allow drone flight within five miles of any airport unless you have a special waiver.
Tom Glynn, the CEO of Massport, told WBZ that a drone hitting an airline engine in flight could be “catastrophic.”MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Fire Departments Flooded With Calls About Haze From Western Wildfires
Between last August and February of this year, seven pilots reported seeing a drone as they approached or left Logan.