Aircraft Radios and UAV Operators

Aircraft Radios and UAV Operators
January 13, 2021 Comments Off on Aircraft Radios and UAV Operators Drone Laws,FAA Tim Trott

While using an aircraft radio to monitor aircraft activity, the FAA strongly discourages unnecessary transmissions on aeronautical frequencies.

You can listen, but you cannot transmit unless in an emergency

A handheld radio must be licensed when not used from within an aircraft or under the license of an airport UNICOM radio. The one non-emergency use of a handheld is talking to a flight student who is on a solo training flight.

As with any rule, in the event of an emergency, you can break a rule but you better have a good reason when the FAA calls.

About The Author
Tim Trott Tim Trott has a long history of association with aviation. His father was a glider pilot at one time. Tim grew up with the Sky King television program and later met Kirby Grant after the TV star retired to Florida in the 1970's. Many years later, with the assistance of Kirby's wife and son, Tim wrote "Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Sky King". When drones began to become popular, Tim bought an early DJI Phantom. When drone licenses were required, Tim took and passed the drone test in the first hour of the first day it was offered. He later went on to develop a series of training courses and was certified as an instructor by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, teaching first responders around the country, from Boston to Houson and from Lansing to Ft. Lauderdale.