Changes to Section 333 Grant Exemption UAS Operations – Flight Over

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FilmL.A. was recently made aware of a change to the rules and regulations governing UAS operators using the Section 333 Grant Exemption. In November of 2016, the FAA changed its rules related to UAS operations over “participants” (cast/crew, etc.). The regulations are revised as follows: “For the purpose of closed-set motion picture and television filming, now defined as aerial data … 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