Commentary: Drones Take Flight in Property Claims

By Lyle Donan, P.E., president & CEO, DONAN | April 2, 2014

  • April 3, 2014 at 5:01 pm
    Geof Johnson says:
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    A couple of thoughts on this article – first the key issue not addressed by the author is the very nebulous state of regulation of drones – better identified as remotely piloted vehicles. Currently the FAA prohibits the use of any such vehicle for commercial use. Whether they have the authority to do so has been challenged in court and in at least one case the courts ruled against the FAA – but as of today they still maintain their ability to regulate (and deny) commercial use. Further use in a disaster zone may well be restricted by temporary flight restrictions. It is good to think of how such tools may benefit us in how we do our jobs – but it is good to recognize the possible problems as well.

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