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GoPro Is Going to Make Its Own Drones GoPro Is Going to Make Its Own Drones

There’s likely quite a bit of overlap when it comes to GoPro enthusiasts and drone enthusiasts – and strapping a GoPro to a drone is a great way to get tricky aerial shots. I guess it makes sense that the …

FAA’s New Drone Rules Could Be Bad for Business FAA’s New Drone Rules Could Be Bad for Business

The Federal Aviation Administration is poised to propose new rules for commercial drones by year’s end, and if they look anything like what the Wall Street Journal is reporting – it’s going to be a rough day for businesses and …

California Drones Bill Vetoed, Police Not Required to Obtain Warrants for Unmanned Surveillance California Drones Bill Vetoed, Police Not Required to Obtain Warrants for Unmanned Surveillance

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have instituted regulations on drone use by public agencies – including the police. Among other things, the bill would have forced police, in most cases, to obtain a warrant to …

FAA Approves Drone Use for Movie, TV Production Companies FAA Approves Drone Use for Movie, TV Production Companies

As expected, the FAA has officially granted six aerial photo and video production companies exemptions to fly drones for the purposes of movie and TV filming. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who announced the decision, said that it was “a …

First FAA-Approved Commercial Drone Flight Over Land Will Survey BP Pipelines in Alaska First FAA-Approved Commercial Drone Flight Over Land Will Survey BP Pipelines in Alaska

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued the first-ever waiver for an over-land drone flight, and it went to BP and UAS manufacturer AeroVironment. The first drone to perform routine commercial services over land will be AeroVironment’s Puma AE – a …

Filmmakers Ask FAA to Let Them Make Movies with Drones Filmmakers Ask FAA to Let Them Make Movies with Drones

The Motion Picture Association of America has facilitated the requests of seven different “aerial photo and video production companies” to be granted exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration so that they can finally lawfully operate their unmanned aircraft systems. In …