FAA is Proposing a $1.9 Million Civil Penalty Against SkyPan International for allegedly unauthorized unmanned aircraft operations. This is the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed. The FAA alleges that SkyPan conducted 65 unauthorized operations in NY City and Chicago – some of the most congested airspace and heavily populated cities, violating airspace regulations and various operating rules. It is also alleged that SkyPan operated the 43 flights in the New York Class B airspace without receiving an air traffic control clearance to access it. To read the complete FAA Press Release, see http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=19555″ target=”_blank”
Skypan operates their own proprietary Remote Piloted Vehicles (RPV) for use in aerial photography. Their clients include companies such as Ritz Carlton Residences, The Trump Organization, and Wells Fargo. They specialize in seamless 360-degree, “bird’s-eye views” mural photos. They hold a Section 333 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Exemption Holder from the FAA. For more information, see SkyPan International.
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David Pogue produces videos and writes articles about personal tech issues. His work appears in the NY Times, PBS “Nova,” Yahoo Tech, Scientific American and more. His new article “Digitize Those Memory-Filled Cassettes before They Disintegrate subtitled Bite the bullet and have them digitized—I wish I’d done it sooner. appears in the September 1, 2016 […]Read More