posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 12:50 PM
That was an awesome video.
He did not have any permit or any special permissions.
The FAA has no regulations governing this activity of private drones under 55 pounds.
Metro Nashville TN (Davidson County) was the first city in the nation to pass regulations regarding the usage of remote-controlled aircraft (aircraft
under 55 lbs for recreational / hobby use). There is required permit from the Metro govt. after showing proof of $100,000 public liability insurance
for operation of a model aircraft, and the operator can only only fly in the public areas where remote-contrl aircraft are allowed (flying fields in
public parks or special-permit activities / fun flys elsewhere in the county).
Middle Tennessee Radio Control Society
for a look at the
This law was passed after a new field was opened in 1991 (approx. - a long time ago), and a neighbor was pissed about the noise and overflights of his
property. When one plane crashed in the field behind his home, he called 911 and reported a small aircraft crash. Of course he got a full-blown
response on that one...but Metro had no law against misleading 911 calls!
That new law was passed...but to quell the neighbor's complaints the new regulations on remote-control aircraft was also passed.
There are two lawsuits against the guy. He did it in one of the few public cities that actually have laws already on the books to act against him.
Hope they get him....not that I like that law, it stopped my flying at that field as rangers camped the boundaries and harrased you if your plane ever
crossed the line, and you know how hard it is to figure out where a boundary is that is a half-mile away when you are lining up an aircraft inside it
that is also that far away...and 300 feet up...it was just to much hassle to fly there anymore.