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What are the no-fly zones for drones?

Look in the sky: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... a drone?

Drones, also known as small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), are the newest fun flying machines. But you can't fly a recreational drone just anywhere. So where are the no-fly zones in the airspace? Read on to find out.

Drones: the good, bad and the ugly

Unless you are living under a rock, you have noticed the rapid increase in popularity of drones in recent years. The use of these small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) has become so common that drones are sold not only in specialty stores, but also big box stores. They can be easily purchased online -- by anyone.

Let's look at some positive uses for drones as well as some negative impacts and outcomes that may occur.

Three things to know about drones

Drones are a new kind of aircraft known as a small Unmanned Aircraft System or sUAS. Along with this new type of aircraft, new rules and laws are just starting to find their way through the government and legal system.

Many questions have already arisen about the legitimate and legal uses of drones, as well as the moral questions that accompany their use.

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