DRONES – DMR Granted permit to use drones

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The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources wanted to fly a two-pound toy helicopter with a camera attached over remote marshland to monitor invasive species. However, the FAA regulators for a using a toy helicopter are the same rules for predator drones, meaning that they weren’t allowed to use the drone without a professional pilot and observer.

   “The whole beginning of this was that we got the idea that we could use a remote control helicopter to find invasive plants in places where it became impossible to go by boat,” said Mike Pursley, DMR’s aquatic invasive species coordinator and field project manager.

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20130318/NEWS01/303180010/DMR-granted-permit-use-drones

http://msbusiness.com/blog/2013/03/19/faa-grounds-state-agencys-toy-helicopter/

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