The Police Department of San Jose California believes it does not need FAA authorization in order to fly a drone such as the DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro. The Federal Aviation Administration disagrees.
The SJPD purchased a Century Neo 660 Hexacopter in early 2014. They also purchased a GoPro camera and video transmitter. They spent close to $7000. San Jose calls itself “capital of Silicon Valley.” It is the tenth largest city in the US.
As we’ve reported previously, the FAA has been challenged by others who believe they cannot prohibit the use of small aircraft.
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