Commercial Drones Still Aren't Legal, Carry Big Fines
The FAA is dangling a $1.9 million fine over a "reckless" drone operator. The agency has missed its deadline for regulating commercial drones.By Evan Thomas | October 7, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration is pursuing what would be a record fine against a civilian drone operator: $1.9 million. (Video via Lee Konley)
The FAA alleges aerial photography company SkyPan made multiple unauthorized drone flights over Chicago and New York City.
The FAA says SkyPan didn't secure air traffic clearance, didn't equip its drones with transponders or altitude instruments, and didn't have airworthiness certification.