Im sure a lot of this has been discussed in previous threads, but I have a lot of individual questions that I've been trying to get definitive answers on for several days. I just got my first drone, a GoPro Karma, and I'm trying to ensure I don't break any regulations so I can avoid he hefty fines that the FAA put in place. These regulations seem to be all over the place. I'm from Massachusetts. I know that you need to obtain permission from air control towers when flying in the vecinity of an airport (5 miles). I also know that you can not fly near other people or buildings. My concern comes with licenses. I am a hobbyist. I do not fly commercially. So here are my questions: 1. Do I need a license or permit to fly my drone for recreation? (I hear a lot about having to pass a test, etc. is this just for commercial use?) 2. Do I need to register my drone as a hobbyist? 3. If I do not need to register it, and I do not need a license, where can I fly without being hassled by authorities/park rangers/FAA? 4. Can someone be fined for posting a video or photo online from flying in a restricted area? How are these people being caught and fined thousands of dollars? 5. If I would like to fly near an airport, and I call to get permission, what happens if there are several airports within 5 miles? (Including hospitals, landing sites, etc). Do I need to notify every single one, or just one tower? 6. Has anyone else flown or owned a drone in MA? Where have you flown and have you had any trouble? Thanks!