Survey On Use Of Small Drones


By WSIL Manager

Brian Emfinger -- storm chaser and videographer -- used a small drone to video tornado damage in Arkansas.  

The FAA is now investigating the use of the drone and considering whether to fine Emfinger for violating a ban on the commercial of drones.

FAA enforcement actions against drone journalists raise serious First Amendment questions.  Other industries are also wanting to use drones - such as real estate companies and utility companies.

A small drone can be used to video/photograph land areas.  The cost is much cheaper than using an aircraft to accomplish the same task.


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