Here is a video from Fox 2 News about our team.
The FAA last week decided to allow commercial use of drones under strict guidelines. The decision has been in the works since 2005 and still needs final approval. Current rules for drones are to fly for recreation. If commercial you need a pilot’s license. The new FAA rules allow for drones under 55 pounds, you must fly below 500 feet, further than 5 miles from an airport and not directly overhead of people. You must maintain constant visual line of site with the drone.
St Louis Aerial Video is already using drones from commercial photography and video. Safety is the most important aspect for them. They always use a two-man crew. One person operates the drone and keeps constant line of sight while the other watches the shot and directs the operator. St Louis Aerial Video and many others like them will get their certificate of authorization.
Here is the original link from Fox 2 News
Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer