Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Sophisticated FAA Investigation That Led to the Largest Drone Fine Ever

Class B airspace refers to airspace within a few miles of a major airport and it is both dangerous and illegal to fly a UAS in that airspace.

Source: VICE Motherboard

Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration hit a Chicago-based aerial photography company with an unprecedented $1.9 million fine for flying drones unsafely over the course of some 65 unauthorized flights in crowded airspace. For many drone pilots, the news was unexpected and raised two important questions: How did the FAA conduct its investigation, and are there more fines coming?

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