Since drone has been popular in public where its availability can be accessed both from thousands of online stores or drone stores, FAA Modernization and Reauthorization Act of 2012 required that hobbyist drone operators to report airport management and air traffic control tower if they want to operate within five miles range of an airport. It is done to prevent unsafe drone operations which can harm airplane traffics and other people should the drone fall.
Furthermore, you should know whether the location you want to fly the drone is legal or not and once again it is for safety sake. To familiar with this regulation you can visit many websites which show free maps of location where restricted airspace or airport locations reside such as by FAA’s and SMithsonian’s. As drone operator you must check for TFR (temporary flight restriction) before operating your drone where these notices include prohibition of unmanned aircraft operations.
Air traffic control has responsibility to collect information such as geographic location, altitude of the drone to be operated (not more than 400 feet above ground level), time and duration of droning,. method to determine beginning and ending of the activity, and a real time contact for communication between both parties.
So as best practices you should know what are prohibited or not by FAA related with drone operation. It is important for you to ensure that your location is legal for droning. You need to ensure that you are qualified as hobbyist as stipulated in FAA Advisory Circular 91-57A, Model Aircraft Operating Standard.
For hobbyist, being a part of CBO and knowing well its guidelines is increasingly important. FAA itself has established its own CBO guidelines to accommodate drone hobbyists. And Finally, you need to ensure that your drone has been registered. It would help you too in case your drone were fall so authoritative could do the best to find it. if a drone community wishes to fly drone near or on airport on a long term basis, FAA has recommended an agreement to create procedures and minimize workload for both parties.