New Jersey Drone Laws
The legal landscape for drones can be a challenge to navigate. To fly drones commercially you have to be FAA certified
. In New Jersey it is against the law to fly drones in state parks
. Local ordinances are being enacted across the country. While there is no 100% accurate central source for these ordinances, you can view some of the ordinances we know about here
Donald Trump and NJ Drones
There is one particular challenge to New Jersey that may surprise you. Donald Trump owns a few golf courses there. He seems to favor golfing in New Jersey quite a bit. While this could change during his administration, anytime he visits New Jersey to golf a large Temporary Flight Restriction
is put into place. This grounds all drone traffic in a large radius. Politics aside, this happens more often then drone pilots in New Jersey would like. It has halted a number of our own drone flights. Be sure to check for TFRs before flying anywhere and especially in New Jersey.