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A Drone for the Holidays? The FAA Wants a Word...

Dan Jones

The FAA has put out a holiday video Monday guiding users on the best ways to use -- and not abuse -- their new flying toys.

The FAA video is full of helpful hints, like don't fly your drone over 400 feet, near airports or stadiums, and don't try and make a buck off your drone, unless specifically authorized by the agency.

If only the video had come out earlier. It might have saved the tip of this poor woman's nose in New York City!

For all the insight into where service providers fit in the IoT, register to attend Light Reading's Carrier IoT: Making Money From Machines event in Atlanta on February 10, 2015.

Of course, its been a rocky few days in the world of drones anyway. On Friday, the "Magpie," a commercial drone, crashed at a test site in Boulder City, Nev. The state has a license from the Federal Aviation allowing it to conduct its own drone certifications.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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12/24/2014 | 12:56:00 AM
About Time
It was about time for the FAA. Regulations should be set by Sept 2015 and they need to speed up this process in order not to miss the deadline.
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