Leonardtown, MD – On December 7, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Safety Team issued the following reminder:

If you fly a drone anywhere in the nation’s airspace, you automatically become part of the U.S. aviation system. Under the law, your drone is an aircraft. So while the rules for drones may be different, you have the responsibility to operate safely, just as a Cessna or 747 pilot does.

The FAA has developed a safety checklist that you, as a pilot, should use whenever you send a drone into the sky. We want you to fly safe, fly smart – and have fun.