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FAA Has Commercial Drone Regulations Backwards

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 27, 2014

Drone entrepreneurs frustrated as FAA regulation remains up in the air

FAA Has Commercial Drone Regulations Backwards

The FAA’s position is as simple as it is inane.  If a realtor films buildings for fun using a remote controlled quadcopter that’s legal.  But if she takes that same quadcopter and films buildings as part of her job, that is illegal.  If a farmer flies a model aircraft over his cornfield doing barrel rolls and loops, that’s legal.  But if he uses the same model airplane to determine how to conserve water or use less fertilizer that’s illegal.  This is government regulation at its worst.

The FAA decision is a reversal from the initiatives entertained at different universities:

Drone Technology Advancements Yield New Education Opportunities

Two universities operate drones and teach journalism students how to use them

read more:

U.S. Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe

Please Don’t Be the One to Get Drones Banned





3 Responses to “FAA Has Commercial Drone Regulations Backwards”

  1.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    FAA opens the door for moviemaking drones

  2.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    Man Shoots Down Drone, Lawyers Scratch Their Heads

  3.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    Spy on the fly with this pocket-size drone

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