Thursday, March 31, 2016

FAA Extends UAS Operating Altitude Up to 400 Feet

A new blanket Certificate of Waiver or Authorization issued by the FAA earlier this week allows small UAS operating under a Section 333 exemption or under the authority of a government agency to operate at altitudes up to 400 feet, an increase from the 200 feet altitude cap that was previously in place. Even at the increased altitude, the aircraft must remain within the pilot's visual line of sight and obey restrictions on airspace surrounding airports and metropolitan areas.

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