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New drone pilot exam rules in effect

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 22:03:57-04

Monday marked the first day that you could take a commercial drone pilot exam under new federal rules.

Before, anyone wanting the license from the FAA needed a pilot's license. 

Drones must be under 55 pounds and stay in the view of the operator and can't fly higher than 400 feet.

Pilots who want to fly at night will need a waiver.