The FAA’s drone rule changes don’t just affect drone owners, but also the thousands of businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that rely on drones for their operations.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the rules are intended to protect “civilian airspace” and ensure “safety of aviation activities.”
While the FAA claims the rules apply to all types of drones, the rules specifically apply to the “small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).”
This category of UAS includes drones that weigh less than 250 pounds and are operated in “remote areas” like airports and seaports.
The rules also state that “a commercial drone operator may not operate in a non-commercial airspace” that has not been cleared by the FAA.
“This is a good thing because the FAA has to do the same thing with commercial drones that fly in the same areas that commercial drones fly,” John S. Shultz, the former deputy assistant attorney general and a partner at the law firm of Bipartisan Policy Center, told Politico.
“It’s not just the FAA, but it’s all the commercial drone operators that have to do that.”
In the past, these rules were largely ignored by drone owners.
The FAA has made it clear that the rule change will apply to UAS in the “large urban areas” that have at least 20,000 square feet of airspace.
However, the rule does not apply to any drones larger than 150 pounds.
The rule also prohibits commercial drone operations in certain areas with a drone registration or license.
This is a concern for commercial drone owners who are concerned that they may be subject to a fine for operating drones in these areas.
The “remote area” rule will affect not only drones, but any drone that operates from a distance of less than 200 feet.
For example, a drone that flies from a parking lot to a restaurant could be subject in the future to fines if it doesn’t comply with the rule.
Shulz explained that the FAA would likely issue fines to commercial drone pilots that violate the rule, but the fines would be more stringent if the drones are larger than 200 pounds.
As a result, Shultz explained that he expected the rule to be applied more aggressively, and he expects drone operators to be more aggressive about the rule than before.
“The rule is not going to stop small drones.
It will affect large drones,” he said.
“But I think it will be applied in a more aggressive way.”
Shultz said that drones that operate in “small urban areas with more than 20,00 square feet” are already subject to the rule for commercial operations.
For these purposes, the FAA will issue a temporary license that will allow small drones to operate in the commercial airspace, and it will not be possible for these drones to fly for a period of time after the temporary license expires.
“You will see a lot more enforcement of this rule,” Shultz added.
“There is a lot of anxiety out there in the community, the community of hobbyists and people that are using drones.
They want to operate the things they’re doing and they’re not going away.
But I think that is a really good thing.”
The FAA is expected to issue final rules for the rule changes by the end of the month.
Shuckers opinion is that the drone rules change will only affect “small, recreational-sized drones.”
In other words, hobbyists with smaller drones will be exempt from the rule in the larger urban areas.
However this is not the case for the commercial operators, as commercial drone companies would have to be registered with the FAA in order to operate drones in commercial airspace.
This will mean that drones flying in commercial areas would have an easier time passing the FAA’s rules, as well as potentially potentially benefiting the drone industry.
The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (FAAA) prohibits the operation of a drone “in or on any navigable area in the United States,” and “in any place outside the United Kingdom or the United State.”
However, under the FAA rules, commercial drone flights will be permitted from areas that are within 50 miles of the FAA airport.
The only areas that the rules currently apply to are the “remote” areas where commercial drone flight is prohibited.
Shucker said that the change would have a “very significant” impact on the commercial UAS industry.
“For a lot that we think are small, recreational UAS, it’s not going off on its own,” he told Politico, adding that there are concerns about the safety of drone operations that “do not meet the minimum standards of being a drone operator.”
Shucker said that his company would be prepared to provide drone operators with training to ensure that they can operate safely and legally.
He added that he would expect the FAA to issue more rules and regulations for commercial UAs.
Shushner, however, said that he has concerns that the regulations will not apply equally to all commercial drone users.
“If we have rules that