New rules significantly reduces the paperwork and time required to fly commercially in Canada. Especially important are more relaxed rules for sub 2-kilogram UAS, which makes it substantially easier for drone journalists to respond to "spot news."
The panel "Journalism Industry Update: UAS Changing the Face of the Traditional Newsroom to Increase Engagement" will provide updates on the growing and evolving field of drone journalism, along with technical details of what makes it all possible.
The future of drone journalism in Australia looks promising, as regulators consider relaxing the rules for sub-two-kilogram RPAS.
St. Louis County Police claimed its flight restriction was necessary to protect its police helicopters, but recorded telephone conversations obtained by the Associated Press show a coordinated effort to block out news helicopters.
Officers of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists submitted evidence to the House of Lords, advocating regulations that encourage safe and responsible RPAS operations while still keeping the sky open and accessible for journalists.
With a number of strict requirements, for the first time in the United States, film companies will be authorized to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
The Professional Society of Drone Journalists announces a crowd-funding campaign to help sustain DroneJournalism.org by offering branded, hi-visibility vests to drone operators.
Grossman is perhaps the only person to fly a drone inside one of the most radioactively contaminated sites in the world.
Anyone can visit the CASA website and study up on the history of RPAS, the current RPAS regulations, and also learn how to become a certified commercial RPAS operator.
Many journalists consider deploying sUAS professionally after successfully mastering the basics of unmanned flight as hobbyists. Overly burdensome regulations for hobbyists will negatively affect our members who would seek to become responsible members of the UAS community. As such, we object to these proposed interpretations on two basic principles.