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The Wild, Wild West of the Drone vs the FAA

Discussion in 'News' started by Centralcoast, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Centralcoast

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    Ever since I started flying the Phantom about a year ago, I've been trying to get some clarity on what are the regulations and resulting implications of flying the Phantom. I found this a pretty good summary of where the FAA stands or doesn't stand concerning flying practices of this and other UAV's (UAS, Drone). [urlhttp://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/weathermatrix/quadcopters-commercial-use-and-faa-restrictions/19485832][/url]
     
  2. CaptainChet

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    I you search long and hard enough, you can find something to support whatever side you wish to take in this insanity of FAA and the Drone!
     
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    I would be cautious seeking clarity from someone who posted a YouTube video of a quadcopter flight at 2,000 feet.
     
  4. Centralcoast

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    This seems to be the case.
     
  5. Centralcoast

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    The author seemed to cover most of the arguments concerning the FAA and use of drones. If you have a reference you prefer to use, I would enjoy reading it.

    While I agree that flying a drone at 2000 feet can interfere with airspace, so can flying a drone at 100 feet near a runway pose the exact same problem. Without clear FAA regulations and licensing by the FAA, it's still the Wild West when it comes to drone flight and airspace.