The FAA has issued a prohibition on flying any drones during the Papal Visit from September 22-27 in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. [Read more…]
Last week, the FAA published its proposal for new drone regulations that would cover commercial use of drones for photographers, cinematographers and other commercial uses.
The basics of the proposed regulations points to a handful of key restrictions noted below. [Read more…]
Earlier this week, a drone nearly collided with an in-bound LAX passenger jet at around 4000′ altitude as it made its approach to land. The pilot reported the near miss to the control tower, stating that “there was just one of those radio controlled helicopter things that went right over the top of us at 4,000.” [Read more…]
The FAA has a new hashtag: #NoDroneZone
It released this awkward YouTube video a couple days ago to help designate the Super Bowl XLIX as a No Drone Zone, encouraging fans to leave their drones behind. I actually had to triple check that this came from an official FAA account, but it appears to be legit.
Specifically, the FAA has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction for the area surrounding the University of Phoenix Stadium from 3:25p to 11:59p MST.
While the drone market continues to expand, the legality of operating them continues to be more up in the air than ever before. Earlier this month, the FAA released a new directive to local law enforcement agencies on how to handle encounters with drone operators.
While I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer and this is an editorial commentary on newsworthy issues rather than legal advice. Unless you’re paying a lawyer, you aren’t really getting legal advice, and what you are getting on websites, blogs and forums is worth just what you paid for it. If you are busted by the FAA for violating its regulations, get an aviation lawyer who knows their way around the administrative process. Do not solicit legal advice online. That free advice will be the most expensive you ever take. [Read more…]