LA Sheriff department in trouble with the FAA

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LA Sheriff department in trouble with the FAA

The FAA will be reviewing if the local agency will be facing any disciplinary action for demonstrating a new drone to reporters. The Sheriffs department currently uses 18 full-size helicopters but seems to never be enough. Using drones outfitted with pan and tilt cameras will provide additional surveillance capabilities.

A private citizen can go to the store and buy one of those model airplanes and fly them around. But because we’re doing it as a public service, we have to deal with the FAA?

Los Angeles Sheriff’s UAV Runs headfirst into the FAA

By |2015-05-27T14:28:35-08:00May 17th, 2015|Drones, FAA|Comments Off on LA Sheriff department in trouble with the FAA

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Mr. Michael Robbins, who resides in Northern California, is our drone tech expert with over 30 years of experience. He started his career building gas powered UAVs at age 12. He has since earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Design and Engineering and is AutoCAD certified. He has worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Hearst Castle, CNN, Adobe, Oracle, HP, Cisco Systems, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and NASA. With a passion for aviation, Mr. Robbins spends his spare time studying for his Commercial Pilot’s License.