OK, drone pilots, the FAA has just issued some new airspace limitations we ALL need to be aware of... Using existing authority under (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations over a current total of 133 military facilities.
This is the first time the agency has published airspace restrictions that specifically apply only to drones. The FAA and DoD have agreed to restrict drone flights up to 400 feet within the lateral boundaries of these 133 facilities. The restrictions take effect on April 14, 2017, with limited exceptions. Chinese drone giant DJI is reportedly planning an entry into the drone selfie market, but it is not yet known what the aircraft will be called. Media reports suggest that DJI has filed a trademark application for the name "DJI Spark", but it has also been rumored to be dubbed the "Mavic Mini". One of our favorite drones from CES 2017, the Yuneec Breeze, will now allow users to stream live video to YouTube, Facebook and other popular social media platforms through the Yuneec app. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
AMA Drone Report 04.13.17 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Thursday, April 13th, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:
- FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over Certain Military Bases
- DJI Looks At Drone Selfie Market
- Yuneec Breeze Adds Social Media Video Streaming
- Drone Racing League Introduces Next Generation Of Racing Drones
- NAAA: Drones And Agricultural Aircraft Don't Mix
- San Diego Adopts Drone Regulations
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