FAA To Relax Drone Rules For Students/Schools
” The FAA this week announced a change to one of its policies that means more to me than anything before.
It’s not a leak about the announcements expected to come in June about commercial operation of small UAVs. It’s not about geofencing, or air traffic control, or registration, or any of the topics that are hot in the drone news world or discussed on the stage at conferences.
It’s this: the FAA this week announced that in the very near future, it will start allowing students to operate UAS for educational and research purposes.
“ As a result, schools and students will no longer need a Section 333 exemption or any other authorization to fly provided they follow the rules for model aircraft,” according to an FAA statement. “Faculty will be able to use drones in connection with helping their students with their courses.” “