There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the use of drones or UAVs for commercial use. The fear of being fined by the FAA has kept many operators working in secrecy or simply refraining from the utilization of drones in their various filming/photography businesses. A few months back, a ruling overturned a big fine that was originally given by the FAA for an operator filming at the University of Virginia. Here is an excerpt from www.technical.ly:
“The FAA attempted to fine the 29-year-old Pirker $10,000 after he used a drone to film a commercial at the University of Virginia. Pirker and his lawyer, Brendan Schulman, fought the case, saying that the FAA has never regulated model aircraft and that its entire basis for making them “illegal,” a 2007 policy notice, was not legally binding. The FAA has never undertaken the required public notice necessary to make an official regulation.”
The full article can be read here:
We’re proud to say at Aerial Photo Media that we operate our drones entirely in cautious and safe manner with every adherence to safety being utilized. With drones being a wave of the future, it’s only a matter of time until they become a common staple in our society for a number of purposes.