Drones Controversy

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Drones, or UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) has been the latest fad and controversy, especially in the real estate industry. Let’s face it, drones, you either love them or hate them. One of the main issues is that technology advances faster than laws. For example, in order to operate a UAS for commercial use in the United States, you have to hold a pilot license. Yes, you need a pilot license in order to fly a remote controlled UAS. This is the current dilemma of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) vs. drone community. Who is right? Of course the FAA is correct because there should be some regulation and requirements in order to use a drone for business use, but they are also wrong by making an individual have a pilot license just to …show more content…
As drones advance, so does the software technology. Now DJI (one of the most commonly used drone manufacturer) has now created NFZ (No Fly Zone) software that automatically permits the takeoff of drones within no fly zones. It’s divided into Category A and Category B. Category A includes large international airports and this is a five mile NFZ. The first mile and a half zone you will not be able to take off. A mile and a half to five miles away from restricted areas, an increasing height limit will take place. At a mile and a half you will be able to fly a drone at 35 feet and it will slowly increase to 400 feet at the five mile mark. Category B is for smaller airports and permits flying drones at a 0.6 mile …show more content…
The FAA is looking into making the license for commercial drone use easier to attain. The new proposed guideline highlights involve changing the current regulation of requiring a pilot license to obtaining an unmanned aircraft operator certificate with a small UAS rating along with a recurrent aeronautical knowledge test every 24 months. If this ends up passing, this would be a huge win for the drone community. Until then, individuals are going to continue to fly drones legally, but mainly illegally, which of course leads to the theory of “Fly at your own

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