Special Drone Flying Conditions for Disney

The FAA approved sometime during the last couple of days a special exception in the no-fly zone over Disney World in Orlando.

In the coming weeks, UAVs will be featured in the theme park’s holiday shows. The FAA’s regulation on the subject permits only daytime flights, with a pilot only flying one drone at a time. However, according to flyingmag.com, Disney Parks and Resorts received permission to fly automated UAVs during its nighttime fireworks show with two to four employees monitoring up to 50 drones.

The waiver conditions specify that one person must act as the remote Pilot in Command (PIC) or visual observer (VO) in the operation of more than one unmanned aircraft at the same time. The Responsible Person is directly responsible for safety of operations and will ensure the remote PIC, manipulator of the controls, and VO complies with all provisions of the waiver.

Although it can be reversed at any time, the FAA’s special exemption applies until November 2020.

The waiver requires that drone operators at Disney must have remote pilot certificates. It also says Disney has taken adequate steps to prevent any risks from drone-flying on its properties, according to abcnews.com.


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