Posts Tagged ‘FAA’

FAA Releases Rules for Commercial and Media Drone Operation

Posted by on Thursday June 23, 2016 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Photo Gear

Yesterday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new set of rules for the use of drones in the United States for “non-hobby and non-recreational purposes,” i.e. commercial production and journalism. The rules introduce a certification process for drone pilots, address drone operation when people are present, and spell out when drone operators must clear... More

Own a Drone? You’ll Have to Register It with the FAA

Posted by on Monday December 14, 2015 | Photo Gear

The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that anyone who owns a drone weighing between .55 and 55 pounds will have to register their aircraft with the government—provided they’re not using it for business purposes. According to the FAA, registrants will need to provide their name, home address and e-mail address. When they’ve registered, they’ll receive... More

Commercial Drones Are Legal, Federal Court Says

Posted by on Monday March 10, 2014 | Business

A federal administrative court judge has determined that drones–aka unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs–can be used for commercial purposes because the Federal Aviation Administration has no regulations on the books that prohibit such uses. Vice.com reported that the judge made the ruling last week in a case involving a photographer who had appealed a $10,000... More