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Old Dec 04, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Think of it this way: what are you willing to risk?

m_beeson's correct in that (to my knowledge) no one has been able to cite an official gov't publication, code, or law currently and explicitly restricting it, although we know there are at least some in the FAA that frown on it. We also know the FAA has a system in place through which permits can be obtained, even if it's questionable whether or not they're required.

On the other hand, (to my knowledge) no one has been able to cite anything official explicitly allowing or exempting any type of commercial FPV/AP for unregulated flight. I don't think we should have to receive such an allowance by our gov't, but...

Bottom line is, it's a murky area right now, and if you started getting too successful, or garnering too much attention before things get cleared up, I wouldn't be surprised to see a headline saying "Utah-based aerial photography startup slapped with fines, confiscation of equipment by FAA."

Ridiculous, but plausible.
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