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FAA Proposes Rules for Commercial Uses of Small Drones

Posted by Morgan Cassady on Feb 16, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Our customers continue to express interest regarding the use of drones in the claims and underwriting processes.  The FAA released a proposal over the weekend to govern future small drone usage, the highlights of which are: 

  • Drones weighing up to 55 pounds may fly within sight of their remote pilots during daylight hours. The aircraft must stay below 500 feet and fly less than 100 mph.
  • People flying drones would need to be at least 17 years old, pass an aeronautics test and be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration, but certification would not require the flight hours or medical rating of a private pilot's license.

Analysis and discussion regarding the FAA’s proposal are expected to take up to 18 months.  In the interim, commercial use of them remains prohibited without a waiver from the FAA. 

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We’ll continue to keep you updated.  In the meantime, the CIS Group of Companies remains firmly focused on delivering quality claims and underwriting inspections…One at a time, on time, every time.

Also check out another story we have posted about the use of quadcopters here.

Until next time,


Morgan Cassady


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