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FAA Implements Interim Policy for Commercial Drone Flights

droneThe Federal Aviation Administration is implementing a temporary policy for a streamlined authorization process on commercial drone flights among operators that were granted Section 333 exemptions to the agency’s overall flight ban.

FAA said Tuesday the move is intended to “bridge the gap” between the original individual-flight authorization process and future policies that are currently under development.

The interim policy includes the issuance of a certificate of waiver or authorization for small unmanned aircraft systems flying at less than 200 feet in altitude, in daytime conditions that meet visual flight rules, as well as within the remote pilot’s visual line of sight.

FAA also indicated specific flight distances from airports or heliports.

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