Per the FAA “Farmers may operate an unmanned aircraft over their own property for personal use”

03 Dec Per the FAA “Farmers may operate an unmanned aircraft over their own property for personal use”

Check out the latest information about Unmanned Aerial Systems for agriculture use.

November 25th… In an online news story by Oklahoma City Channel 9 News, FAA effectively endorsed AMA’s safety guidelines for the personal use of sUAS for agricultural applications. As reported by Justin Dougherty

“Farmers may operate an unmanned aircraft over their own property for personal use … Guidelines for the operation of model aircraft, such as those published by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, may be used by farmers as reference for safe model UAS operations.”

PL 112-95 enacted by Congress as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, provides that individuals operating small unmanned aircraft (model aircraft) for personal use may do so within the programming of a recognized community-based organization (AMA) and in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines.

Click the link below to read the Channel 9 report…

Oklahoma Farmers Use Drones To Monitor Crops, Cattle

Academy of Model Aeronautics National Model Aircraft Safety Code

Learn more about using this technology on your farming operation…

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