Universities Claim Number of Spots in Recent String of Drone Exemptions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2016 No Comments

Of the 3,385 Section 333 exemptions granted to date by the Federal Aviation Administration, a number of them in the most recent string of exemptions belonged to colleges and universities.

In February alone, the following have been given the green light for commercial drone operations:

  • The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for agricultural and environmental aerial data collection;
  • The University of Nebraska Kearney for photography, as well as audio and video filming by air for public and private uses, including television, cinematography, advertising, promotions or public events;
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for aerial data collection, including imaging and remote sensing and surveying for education, training, and research and development;
  • Fort Hays State University for aerial photography, video and survey, as well as training, instruction and research;
  • The University of Pennsylvania for aerial imaging and remote sensing and surveying in support of research operations;
  • The University of Virginia for aerial photography, video, survey, inspection, research and development, student instruction, and education;
  • Pennsylvania State University for aerial data collection, including imaging and remote sensing and surveying in support of its teaching, research and public service mission; and
  • The University of Florida for wildlife surveys, monitoring and ecological research.
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