Waivers apply to Part 107.I understood that all of the regular UAS flight jurisdictional rules apply IN ADDITION TO only flying within 30 minutes after official sunset or 30 minutes before official sunrise using appropriate anti-collision lighting. An FAA waiver would be needed to do anything other than that.
There's no "law" prohibiting it for hobby flights.The argument (and the winner gets free breakfast) is simple: if a hobbyist flies at night is he breaking the law? I just added that the lights were on the drone for the sake of argument. and I suppose we should say he is in a city limit. The pilot asks no permissions, he just steps outside and starts flying. for the question will stipulate not in controlled airspace. This is in the United States too.
That's correct.Seems there is some confusion on this issue. It appears that it is not illegal to fly at night as a hobbyist just need appropriate anti collision lights. Seems wrong and a safety issue that night flying ok for a hobby, but if you have 107, you have to get a waiver. FAA just don't want to make it easy to make money.
Read what FLYBOYJ posted. Section 336 is what covers "hobby" flights. And it does not mention prohibition of flights at night.I’m sorry. I don’t see any mention of the word “hobbyist” when the law notes the restrictions against night flying. Can someone point out where they are specifically excluded?
AMA General Safety Rule #8:Seems there is some confusion on this issue. It appears that it is not illegal to fly at night as a hobbyist just need appropriate anti collision lights.