UAS / Drone Updates

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Submission Deadlines: Due to the increasing demand for drone filming and in an effort to ensure the best possible service to the film industry, please note the following: When requesting UAS/drones at film locations please be aware that the deadline to submit all required documentation and related insurance to FilmL.A. is 12:00pm one (1) business day prior to the first date … Read More

FAA Implements Part 107, Effective 8/29/16

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented new guidelines to govern the use of Unmanned Aircraft (UAs). Regulation Part 107 is the FAA’s continuing effort to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations into the National Airspace System (NAS) as mandated by Congress. The regulations of Part 107 were tailored to address the risks associated with small UAS operations in NAS. … Read More

FAA Updates Motion Picture and Television Plans of Activity Processing – Aerial Activity

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has updated its Plan of Activity processing for aerial activity to reflect the following: Operators utilizing aircraft for aerobatic maneuvers below the minimum 1,500 feet above the surface or in proximity to persons or airspace are required to have a Certificate of Waiver and submit a Plan of Activity (POA) to the local Flights Standard … Read More

FilmL.A. Lauds FAA Decision on Drones for Filming

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On September 25, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a limited number of regulatory exemptions allowing the restricted use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — or “drones” — for film and television production by a select group of six aerial photo and video production companies. FilmL.A. officials applauded the FAA’s decision as a first step toward the full legalization of … Read More