The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a waiver from the agencys small drone rules (Part 107) to Cevitasnow in Columbus, OH, to allow the company to operate a helium-filled Aerotain Skye tethered aircraft over people on the ground.
The Aerotain Skye resembles a tethered floating beach ball, but is technically an aircraft. It carries a camera and small motors for propulsion. The Skyes diameter is about 7.5 feet and it weighs about 14 lbs. deflated. The envelope is filled with helium.
There is no location limitation in the waiver, so Cevitasnow can operate anywhere in uncontrolled airspace. An airspace authorization or waiver from the FAA is required for flights in controlled airspace, just as for any other drone operator.
The Cevistasnow waiver is part of the FAAs continuing effort to expand drone operations in the nations airspace while reducing risks to public safety and security.
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