Free the Drones – Laws Changing For Professional Drone Pilots

Laws are changing that will effectively free the drones for video producers, photographers and other professional pilots.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced some big changes to drone regulation.

333 exempt law changeRecently, DOT and FAA made the announcement for commercial use of drones, allowing unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds for non-hobbyist pilots.

“We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief.  We look forward to working with the aviation community to support innovation, while maintaining our standards as the safest and most complex airspace in the world.”   – said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

The change in laws won’t happen until August, 2016.

It’s estimated that this change can create more than 100,000 new job in the next 10 years along with $82 BILLION generated for US economy.  It’s obvious that this drone thing is big and we’re glad the government agencies are supporting it instead of making it difficult.

Of course, there will still be rules.  See them all at New Drone Laws

 

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