As commercial drones take off around the globe, they are grounded in the US for now by the government. FAA officials say rules to address the safety challenges with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they fly. (March 17)
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TheStreet (June 3, 2014) The FAA is reviewing a request by seven film and television companies to use drones when filming. The companies hope to use drones to achieve creative aerial shots, but they also can be less ... watch video
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Reuters - Business Video Online (Sep. 25, 2014) The FAA plans to let seven movie and TV companies use drones for filming. It would reportedly mark the first time commercial drones are used in populated areas. Fred Katayama reports.
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Newsy (Jan. 29, 2015) The Federal Aviation Administration listed drones among the aircraft banned from the airspace around University of Phoenix Stadium for the Super Bowl.
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