FAA has lifted the allowed altitude for commercial and governmental unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) weighing less than 55 lbs. to 400 feet. FAA previously had a blanket requirement that commercial/governmental UAVs operating in US airspace stay below 200 feet unless receiving special authorization. Even with the change, operators of commercial/governmental UAVs in the US must still apply to FAA for a certificate of waiver to be allowed to operate, and other blanket restrictions remain in ...

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