In April 2016, the FAA held a UAS Symposium, where among other topics, it discussed the current state of the proposed Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). “The small UAS rule, slated to be finalized in late spring, will allow for routine commercial drone operations and eliminate the need for most Section 333 exemptions.” The expectation is that the current 333 requirement for a pilot’s license will be changed, instead shifting to UAV pilot license, which should be much easier to attain.
With commercial entry into this area being easier to achieve, DJS expects to see an increase in drone usage throughout many industries, leading to more demand for this technology on projects of all sorts. DJS technicians see this as a great opportunity to increase our drone use in forensic, architectural, and historic preservation projects.
For additional information on Drone use, please contact Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural and Heritage Services at experts@forensicDJS.com or via phone at 215-659-2010.