You bought a drone. And you're probably chomping at the bit to get the battery charged and take it out for the first test flight. But before you do, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Suffolk County Parks Department have put in place for flying drones. And you should also be aware the rights of those around you. Some hobbyists buy drones for the sheer joy and challenge of flying an object in the sky, but the biggest thrill for many is capturing spectacular high-quality photographs and video from an aerial vantage point. If you are filming in Suffolk County Parks and are going to sell the footage or profit from the footage, you will need to obtain a permit from the Suffolk County Film Commission. If you are just flying the drone for the sheer appreciation of the beauty of the Parks, be sure to Submit an UNMANNED FLYING AIRCRAFT Permit to our West Sayville Office and be sure to read the rules and regulations carefully. The County of Suffolk and/or the Suffolk County Department of Parks reserves the right to refuse your application request, or any portion thereof, for any reason.