Producing : UAV filming - FAA proposes $1.9 Million Fine Against Skypan by Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

UAV filming - FAA proposes $1.9 Million Fine Against Skypan

Alleges UAV aerial photography company Skypan operated without Certificate of Authorization and failed to obtain clearance in Class B airspace for filming flights. https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=19555

Press Release - FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Civil Penalty Against SkyPan International for Allegedly Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Operations
Press Release - FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Civil Penalty Against SkyPan International for Allegedly Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Operations
October 6, 2015 Contact: Les Dorr or Alison DuquettePhone: (202) 267-3883; email: les.dorr@faa.gov NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announ…
Stage 32 Staff - Julie

Great share for our drone filmmakers.

Chris Palmer

Robin, I agree completely. While there are some very responsible drone operators out there, many do not understand the FARs. The requirement for pilot license for all commercial UAV operations is a start. The drone operators that are ignoreFARs or that ignore airspace requirements need to be run out of the business.

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