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Drone operator fined after drone crashed into Triathlete

The operator of a drone that crashed onto a triathlete earlier this year has been fined $1,700. A 20-year-old woman was operating the drone above a group of athletes in April when the device unexpectedly experienced radio interference and dropped to the ground. It crashed onto a competitor, who sustained head injuries. The evidence indicated...
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Kentucky man files suit against drone operator

Attorneys for a Kentucky resident, filed the first federal lawsuit regarding the rights of drone operators versus property owners in the United States District Court of Western Kentucky. The suit asks the court to “define clearly the rights of aircraft operators and property owners” as they relate to unmanned aircraft.Last year, a Kentucky man, picked...
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Drone Video Myth Number 7

The FAA predicts as many as 30,000 drones by 2030.This figure is outdated. It was an estimate in the FAA’s 2011 Aerospace Forecast. Since then, the agency has refined its prediction to focus on the area of greatest expected growth. The FAA currently estimates as many as 7,500 small commercial UAS may be in use...
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What you must know before hiring a drone operator

To obtain and legally use drone video for commercial purposes, the drone operator and/or company must...The Operator or Company...• Must Have a FAA 333 exemption.• Observer and/or or Operator flying must have a current FAA issued Airman’s Certificate. Pilot must have at minimum, a Sport Pilot license. A student pilot license is not enough to...
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