What’s the right amount of regulation?
I’m trying something new. Each week I’m going to recap my favorite stories from the past week as well as our discussion during the weekly live stream. I’ll fill in some of my opinions on the topics, throw an interview in here or there, and see where it goes from here. Hope you enjoy it.
New York City opening up to drone use
Since the product came on the scene, New York City has had a de facto ban on drones. The city law bans take-offs of aircraft that don’t use approved locations by the Department of Transportation or the Port Authority. That definition pretty much means only heliports or airports, which are impractical for any film crew or recreational pilot to use.
However, thanks to several factors, including a lawsuit by a film production company and the need to use drones for building facade surveys, New York is “opening up” the ability for drone operators to receive flight permits. However, the permits won’t be the easiest to…