Safety Bound

Safety Bound

Aviation Week
by Graham Warwick
August 3, 2015

Tethered platforms would seem a safer alternative to free-flying unmanned aircraft for many civil applications, but they do not fit the regulations being developed for small commercial unmanned aircraft.

As a result, tethered-UAV developer Drone Aviation Corp. (DAC) is working with the FAA to adapt the rules to allow its systems to be used for applications ranging from first-response team, news gathering and infrastructure inspection. One difference is that a tethered UAV does not need a pilot, which is an FAA requirement for operation in national airspace under a Section 333 exemption from airworthiness regulations. [Read More Here]