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Aerial Drones Descending Upon a Construction Worksite Near You

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

First burning question: At what point does a recreational drone flying underneath FAA regulations morph into a commercial drone fully exposed to the FAA’s wrath?

Answer: The moment you use it to examine a construction site or any other property: “You may not fly a [drone] for commercial purposes by claiming that you’re operating according to the Model Aircraft guidelines.”

Second burning question:  Since that makes no sense, to whom can you appeal for an exemption?

Answer: The FAA, here, but don’t get your hopes up. Despite intense interest, the FAA has exempted only twelve operators so far.

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Tags: Technology, Construction