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Senior Advisor

500' Max Altitude, Within Line Of Sight for UAS

The FAA proposes that commercial use of UAS is limited to not more than 500' above the ground (not above a building) and must be withing unaided line-of-sight of the operator.  That means corrective lenses but not binoculars.  An observor may be used but except for very brief instances, the UAS must be seeable by the operator.  It is OK to use a view taken through a camera on the UAS, what is called first person viewing, but eyeballs on the UAS are still required.


Do you see any major problems if you flew no higher than 500' and within eyeball sight of the operator or observor?

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