FAA OKs Long-Range Drone Flights Over Populated Areas By State Farm To Assess Florence Damage

Federal regulators have granted the insurer State Farm permission to fly drones over populated areas in four states and beyond the drone operators’ line of sight to survey damage from Hurricane Florence, in a step toward more widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Federal Aviation Administration granted State Farm a waiver from rules that forbid such operations through Nov. 30, a State Farm spokesperson told Forbes. It’s the first time an insurer has received such permission …


Forbes | Sept. 19, 2018

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