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December 5th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

FAA permits drone use by farmers

“Farmers may operate an unmanned aircraft over their own property for personal use.”

Good news from the Academy of Model Aeronautics: The FAA has clarified its rules (which were assumed but not confirmed) that private use of drones over their own property is allowed now:



November 25th… In an online news story by Oklahoma City Channel 9 News, FAA effectively endorsed AMA’s safety guidelines for the personal use of sUAS for agricultural applications. As reported by Justin Dougherty…

“Farmers may operate an unmanned aircraft over their own property for personal use … Guidelines for the operation of model aircraft, such as those published by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, may be used by farmers as reference for safe model UAS operations.”

PL 112-95 enacted by Congress as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, provides that individuals operating small unmanned aircraft (model aircraft) for personal use may do so within the programming of a recognized community-based organization (AMA) and in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines.

Photo credit:Gizmodo

Via DIY Drones


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