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March 2, 2015

by The FAA

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Drone With The Wind

The FAA proposed new rules for drone flight. Check out the full press release here. What does this mean for the video industry? It is actually not as bad as the last proposal that wanted all drone flyers to get a pilots license. Some high points (pun intended) are:

  • “An operator would have to be at least 17 years old, pass an aeronautical knowledge test and obtain an FAA UAS operator certificate.” 
  • “To maintain certification, the operator would have to pass the FAA knowledge tests every 24 months.”
  • “A small UAS operator would not need any further private pilot certifications (i.e., a private pilot license or medical rating).”

With these newly proposed rules it offers some regulation around drone flight which is great for safety. What do you think about the proposed regulations and does your company operate a drone? Continue the conversation and update us here.

The current unmanned aircraft rules remain in place until the FAA implements a final new rule. The FAA encourages new operators to visit:

You can view the FAA’s Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking later today at:

An overview of the Small UAS rule can be viewed at:

You can view the fact sheet at:

Press Conference audio is available here.

For more information on the FAA and UAS, visit: http://www.faa.gov/uas/


Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion

By the way, check out NAB’s new Drone Pavilion this April 13-16 in Las Vegas

Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion