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Know Before You Fly: Safe, Responsible and Legal Drone Operation
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration expects more than 1 million drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to be sold during this year’s holiday season. But that doesn’t mean you can fly it anywhere or for any purpose. On November 19, learn from industry experts about how to operate a UAS safely and responsibly according to FAA regulations. Attendees will hear from Larry Brinker and Col. Anthony Basile, two leaders of CenterState CEO’s affiliate NUAIR. Larry Brinker, Esq. is NUAIR’s executive director and general counsel, and is an experienced pilot and aviation attorney. Col. Basile is the director of operations for NUAIR. He served nearly 30 years with the 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse, including as its commander from 2003 until 2008. This information session is great for real estate agents, photographers, videographers, media outlets, insurers and hobby pilots, or anyone who would hire one of the above.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Businesses are not allowed to operate a UAS for commercial purposes (financial gain) without an exemption from the FAA.
- If a company you hire uses a drone for commercial purposes without FAA approval, you may be liable.
- The FAA is looking to require all UAS operators to register their devices.
- Operators must keep UAS in their sight.
- UAS must be flown at or below 400 feet.
- UAS must follow temporary flight restrictions around stadiums and racetracks and
can’t be flown over crowds or people.
- Unauthorized UAS near fires threaten safety and wildland firefighting efforts.