Baseball Team Strikes Out on UAV Usage

Posted by UAO Staff on March 18, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Policy & Regulations

The Washington Nationals grounded the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the team was using during spring training after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) caught wind of the situation.

The Nationals were flying a quadcopter equipped with a GoPro camera in order to get overhead publicity shots of players but never received permission from the FAA to do so, according to an article posted on CBS Baltimore.

Once the FAA notified the team, the operation came to a quick end.

‘No, we didn't get it cleared, but we don't get our pop flies cleared either, and those go higher than this thing did,’ a team official for the Nationals told The Associated Press.

The full article can be found here.

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