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FAA GRounds Aerial Photography with drones.

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes | about a year and a half ago


MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "A couple of photographers had a great idea, mount a camera on a drone and take aerial pictures for clients. They were doing fairly8 well until the FAA stepped in. and shut them down."
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They didn't know? (1)

Anti Cheat (1749344) | about a year and a half ago | (#43183275)

Not only just me but thousands of people in the RC world that know that in the US and Canada it is illegal to fly for commercial purposes. So my question and suspicion is why these guys didn't know this? Is this more likely a case of just hoping to fly under the radar? My suspicion is just that. They hoped the FAA wouldn't notice. These aren't the first commercial operation the FAA has shut down.

Second to this is that both the FAA and Transport Canada are reviewing the regulations. Right now not many people are doing this, but the fear is when literally thousands of people jump into what is seen as a lucrative business. Obviously there will be a large variation of skill level if that happens. You are bound to get a certain number of yahoos taking risks they shouldn't.

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