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View from Above: The Fast Facts of Drone Use on Construction Sites

There’s no doubt about it – drones are changing the way we do business. As technology develops, drone use on construction sites is becoming increasingly popular, and rightfully so. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are a cost-effective way for owner, contractor, architect and engineer to monitor job progress in real-time. Drone videos are an efficient alternative to expensive weekly trips for owners who can view the footage at the click of a button.

But after a series of incidents in recent months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began regulating these previously unrestricted aircrafts.

Here are some things to know before you take flight: 1

Of course you should also read the FAA’s full list of regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and pay particular attention to the section on Model Aircraft Operations before flying.

More information can be found at knowbeforeyoufly.com. Know Before You Fly is an education campaign founded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 2

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  1. https://www.faa.gov/uas/model_aircraft/
  2. http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/about-us/