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FAA to review aviation footage from manned and unmanned aircraft aka drones

Heads up fellow aviators, especially guys and gals with “drones”.

The FAA has issued the below notice to it’s inspectors to begin the process of reviewing published internet content from Aviators of both maned and unmanned aircraft.

The following is an excerpt from the official notice found here:

Purpose of This Notice. This notice provides guidance to aviation safety inspectors (ASI)
regarding actions to be taken when notified of videos or other electronic media posted to the
Internet depicting the operation of aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) that may be
contrary to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) or statute.

Background. There are an escalating number of videos or other electronic media posted to
the Internet which depict aviation-related activities. Some of these posted videos may depict
operations that are contrary to 14 CFR, statute, or safe operating practices. ASIs and other AFS
personnel are expected to use critical thinking when addressing electronic media showing such
activity. The FAA will use education to encourage voluntary compliance with applicable
statutory and regulatory requirements when appropriate. However, the FAA will use
administrative action or legal enforcement action to gain compliance if such action is necessary
to maintain safety within the NAS.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). UAS videos, in particular, are increasingly appearing
on the Internet. UAS videos may depict aircraft being flown in a variety of classes of airspace
and at varying altitudes.

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