Depending upon your location, flying your drone may land you in legal hot water. So where is it safe and where is it unsafe? The question is more difficult to answer than you might think because you have to consider the FAA drone rules, federal, state, and local laws.
You may want to think twice about where you fly a drone the next time you travel across the U.S.
Although the Federal Aviation Administration is in charge of regulating drones—as it regulates conventional airplanes—numerous states and local governments have been enacting their own drone rules. In some cases, these local drone laws conflict with the FAA’s drone rules, resulting in hefty fines and even jail time even though the pilot may not be violating federal laws.