The Federal Aviation Administration would like to know that drones and weapons are a "dangerous combination". A government agency sent a notice Thursday, "warning" the public that "it is illegal to operate a drone with a dangerous weapon." Attached. "A dangerous weapon is defined as" any object that is used or is capable of easily causing death or serious injury. "
" You may have seen online photos and videos of drones with attached pistols. , bombs, fireworks, flamethrowers and other dangerous items, ”the FAA writes, pinning us to the wall. "Do not consider attaching elements such as these to a drone, as operating a drone with such an object can cause significant harm to the person and to your bank account."
The Agency reminds everyone in the notice that dealing with a drone that has a dangerous weapon is a violation of section 363 of the FAA Reauthorization Act 201
8, which can result in fines of up to $ 25,000 for each violation – unless, according to the FAA, the drone operator received "specific permission from the FAA Opera Operator tion. "(By the way, if you know of any of these approved flights, please don't hesitate to let me know.) Other state and federal laws restricting the use of weapons may also apply to these dangerous drone flights," the FAA added. 19659004] People in the US surely have
tying their weapons to their commercial drones since technology took off a few years ago, including one particular hobbyist from Con ecticut who runs the range from pistols to firearms. there is legal towing around It is not often that the government responds with an official announcement, accompanied by a meme-style boomer graphic like the one seen above. (Then again, today is FAA's 61st birthday, so this part seems appropriate.) Safe flight, everyone.