Expected FAA UAV Rules in the United States

The latest stories on expected UAV flight rules from the FAA appear to line up with other countries like Australia.  Commercial drones are supposed to stay within the line of sight of the operator, to remain under 400ft, and the operator is to get a pilot’s license from the FAA to fly, along with the standard aircraft and airport distance restrictions.

It is good to stay safe for other larger aviation operations, it will keep UAVs in the hands of those who have had proper training in flying them, and better opportunities to work with other traditional aerial survey companies as a companion platform to their aircraft which can operate under similar data tolerances and procedures.

There is no expected date for the regulations to come into effect, I would expect they are still on the timeline to come around the previously announced September 2015 timeframe.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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