Federal government bans drone flights

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Federal government bans drone flights during Portland protests

The Federal Government has temporarily banned drones from flying over parts of Portland where ongoing protests show no signs of abating. If you violate the rules – your drone could be seized and even destroyed.

At the best of times, you’d be ill-advised to fly a drone above the middle of a city. You’d need a Part 107 Certification and likely a special waiver for the flight, especially if there are people below. (The FAA generally wants to see precautions such as a drone parachute that mitigate risk for those on the ground). Now, reports Reuters, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a notice banning drones from flying over buildings. A spokesman said they might be used to spy on federal officers who may be monitoring the situation from rooftops. READ MORE.

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