FAA Issues Waiver to Fly Drones Equipped with Parachutes Over People


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The FAA recently issued a Part 107 waiver to the Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Washington, D.C. to fly over people using a drone equipped with a parachute.

According to ParaZero, this is the first time a drone with a parachute has ever been approved by the FAA for flights over people.

Read today's article to learn more about the waiver and how it was obtained, and chime in here to share your thoughts on the progress being made on flights over people—are we moving fast enough? And what about that NPRM the FAA issued in January to change the rules about flights over people?

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