Flying Drones in Newport Beach? Better Follow These Rules

The Newport Beach Police Department offered these rules for how to safely fly drones in the popular beach community.


NEWPORT BEACH, CA—The sight of drones flying overhead in Newport Beach isn’t new. With the close proximity of John Wayne Airport to the city, specialized drone flying rules and regulations are necessary.

In order to fly your drones safely and within the law, the Newport Beach Police Department offered their suggestions on the proper use of drones in the city.

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An app that lets you buy short-term drone insurance

Founder & CEO at Verifly Jay Bregman

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Founder & CEO at Verifly Jay Bregman

With so much of the modern economy shifting to an on-demand mode, this was probably inevitable: On-demand insurance for your drone.

Mobile app Verifly does just that. For a price starting at $10, a user can get up to $1 million in liability coverage, and $10,000 for invasion of privacy coverage, for up to an hour.

The services lets you fly your drone without having to buy a long-term insurance plan, said founder and CEO Jay Bregman. Coverage prices depend on what risk factors are in the coverage area, including schools, stadiums, neighborhoods and other populated spaces.