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The FAA and Intricacies of Living with a Cellmate

Posted by Jason Robinson on

If you don't pay attention to the former, you will be subject to understanding the latter.

Firescout

Image Courtesy US Navy... and your drone is not this cool.

The FAA is not playing around.  No more than 10 days after the FAA help smooth things out between legitimate UAS (read: drone) operators they've had to remind us of some facts that should upset you if you travel by air (brought to you by the FAA).

  • In 2014, there were 238 drone sightings in the United States near restricted airspaces.  So far in 2015, there have been more than 650.
  • 138 pilots have reported seeing drones flying as high as 10,000 feet in the month of June alone.
  • Western firefighters have been repeated had their aerial operations due to drones interfering.

So, you get busted flying in an unauthorized airspace - you are looking at 20 years and $25,000 in fines.  Your choice.

 


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