Next Step for Drones: Defending Against Them
As Amazon Inc. and Google Inc. consider drones for tasks ranging from package delivery to providing high-speed Internet, regulators and military planners worry that low-cost drones, which are widely available for purchase, could pose a threat to commercial aviation, vital infrastructure and even troops.
Commercial drone use in Hawaii starting to take off
Recreational operators don’t need an exemption, but one is required if money is exchanged or the drone use is done on behalf of a business.
“Someone did get dinged with a $10,000 fine for commercially operating an unmanned aerial system,” said Andrew Richard Hara, CEO of Ena Media Hawaii. “The FAA has been retroactively searching even YouTube for videos that are being propagated.”