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.
The Sigma 200 – 500mm with a Nikon F mount is an amazing lens. It has an aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm end and F5.6 at the 1000mm focal length. It’s a heavy one at 35 pounds. It’s pretty amazing. The only real catch I see is its price : $25,999.00. The customer reviewers […]Read More
On Tuesday November 8, 2016 GoPro issued a Go Pro Karma Recall and yanked its new Karma drone from retailers shelves because some of them lost power during flight. What caused the power loss has not been announced. The HERO5 Black and Karma Grip are not subject to recall. However, if you purchased the Karma […]Read More
Panasonic’s handheld AJ-PX270 camcorder records 10-bit, 4:2:2 video using a new codec based on its AVC-Ultra recording format. The new camcorder has 1/3-inch 3MOS sensors and a 22x optical zoom lens with separate zoom, focus and iris rings. Video recording is to microP2 cards (list prices: 32GB microP2 card: $250, 64GB microP2 card: $380). The […]Read More