FAA Waivers Allow for Greater Newsgathering Opportunities with Drones
The new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations allowing for greater commercial use of drones weighing less than 55 lbs. became effective on August 29, 2016. These regulations will open up significant opportunities for newsgathering and operators may also request waivers for operations outside the parameters of some of the rule's provisions. Since the final drone regulations became active, the FAA has issued 79 waivers that allow for operations outside the parameters of the rule.