Ruling Issued on Commercial Use of Drones
Washington--An administrative law judge with the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled the Federal Aviation Administration cannot fine drone operators who use small drones for commercial use. This ruling allows the use of drones that fly below 400 feet and prevents the FAA from enforcing its policy notices that restrict the use of drones because the notices were not written within the federal rulemaking process. The FAA has not announced if it will appeal the decision.
AFBF supports the use of drones for commercial purposes (i.e., agriculture, forestry and other natural resource use), and is initiating conversations with drone companies and the FAA to allow farmers and ranchers to use drones in their operations.