Tag: FAA

Drones (and the First Amendment) take on regulatory overreach in North Carolina

By Sam Gedge, Michael Jones Raleigh, NC – Drones! In recent years, drones have captured the imagination nationwide. There are over 1.7 million FAA-registered drones in the U.S. And increasingly, they’re used not just for fun, but for work. Drone-photography…

NCDOT awarded first-ever waiver for drone bridge inspections

Raleigh, NC – Drones are the N.C. Department of Transportation’s newest tool in maintaining the safety of the state’s bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday approved a waiver that allows NCDOT to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems…

NCDOT reminds drone hobbyists: No drones in disaster areas

No Drone Zone

Raleigh, NC – As Hurricane Irma approaches, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is urging drone hobbyists not to fly while disaster relief and response efforts are ongoing. While licensed and well-trained professional drone operators can be a huge…