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Eye In The Sky

2015 is destined to go down in history books as the year of the drone. A quick scan of the floor at NAB revealed new, lower-cost, more advanced drone technology everywhere. As a producer, director or cinematographer, you may have merely a passing interest in drones, but your projects in the future undoubtedly will utilize...

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Providing film and TV viewers a new perspective

A dazed and bloodied student who had just been mugged stumbled down a darkened alleyway in a slum. He lifted his shirt, revealing a gaping wound, before collapsing on the ground as curious onlookers gathered around. Buzzing some 20 feet above the crowd of extras was a drone, its whirling blades humming like a swarm of...

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Does a drone operator really need a pilot license?

Does a drone operator need a pilot license to fly the drone? [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] Update: I’ve edited some of this because most people are focusing more on the license requirement and not the lack of aeronautical knowledge some drone operators have. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] My point:...

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Recreational and Sport Pilot Certificates

333 EXEMPTION NEWS | Recreational and Sport Pilot Certificates  Previously, Section 333 operators were required to have at least a private pilot certificate, the FAA now allows UAV operations by individuals who hold a recreational or sport pilot certificate. This adjustment makes the process less costly, than a private pilot certificate. A third class medical certificate is no longer required. Now, a Section...

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FAA Drone Regulations

Our team at dronelaw.pro is returning from the largest commercial drone event in North America, www.InterDrone.com. Here is some information from the the show, which you might find interesting: 1. The FAA has stepped up enforcement against commercial operators without a Section 333. This means your 333 will be more valuable, and there will be higher...

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Is the FAA Enforcing Drone Regulations

There is a lot of bad information out there about the FAA’s policy on enforcing drone regulations against commercial operators. “The FAA has never fined a drone operator operating commercially without a section 333.” Some people in the RC community regularly post on bulletin boards and other forums that “the FAA does not care about commercial drone use.” The...

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FAA breaks down winners

A new state-by-state analysis of the first 1,000 commercial drone permits shows a small, but growing nationwide industry. As of September 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued 1,407 so-called Section 333 exemptions to U.S. companies, clearing them to operate drones for commercial purposes. Presently the aviation authority issues about 50 Section 333 exemptions per...

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Drone pilots could get jail time

Fying a drone too high, too close to people or at an airport in Los Angeles could soon land you six months in jail and a hefty fine. In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the L.A. City Council approved an ordinance that mirrors the Federal Aviation Administration’s civilian drone regulations and makes it a misdemeanor to violate...

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