Federal Aviation Administration Halts Ohio City’s UAV Use


After one flight, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put an end to an Ohio city's usage of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The City of Lakewood acquired a Phantom 2 Vision UAV to keep ‘an eye on storm water discharges and erosion along Lake Erie,’ according to an article on Cleveland.com.

The FAA was made aware of Lakewood's plans via news reports. The agency told a Lakewood official that the city needs to obtain a certificate of waiver or authorization (COA) in order to legally fly the UAV.

Cleveland.com says Lakewood plans to file for a COA, ‘but because of the complexity of the information requested and the regulations involved, [the city] may need assistance from a certified pilot.’

Read the full article here.

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