Drones can be flown in Medford, with restrictions

Drones — unmanned aerial vehicles controlled remotely from the ground — have become popular in recent years and are used for everything from hobbyist photography to aiding law enforcement efforts.

Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said drones have been used as part of search and rescue operations for years. They can also be used by police to record a property before a search warrant is executed.

“We’re still in the early stages of figuring out the applications for drones,” Denney said.

Citizens who own drones can receive FAA licensing to fly in public areas or over private property with permission. Regulations restrict certain behaviors, such as flying at night or higher than 400 feet …


Medford (OR) Mail Tribune | Aug. 31, 2019

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