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Journalism School Seeking Drone Permit

Todd Pittenger - September 24, 2013 6:49 am

A journalism school is seeking to use drones to gather news.

The University of Missouri’s journalism school plans to seek approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to resume the use of news-gathering drones.

The federal agency has ordered the university as well as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to stop flying the drones outdoors until they obtain government authorization.

Scott Pham of Missouri’s university-owned station KBIA-FM said the school will apply for a federal permit known as a certificate of authorization. His counterpart in Nebraska has said the school also plans to seek the federal permit.

Journalism researchers and their students were using the airborne robots to shoot aerial photos and video from difficult-to-reach news scenes.

Anita Mann

September 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

A couple things…How low are they allowed to go while covering “news” before they are considered intruding on someone’s personal space. Who is going to monitor them to make sure they are not being used for personal gain or to invade someone’s privacy. And what if someone feels threatened by the presence of one….can they take it out?

Fuchs Mi

September 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

I will not need anyones permission if one of these enter my fly zone over my property. This is an invasion of our privacy under many guises to make it seem it will be used for other purposes then spying on us. These should be outlawed in our country all together. If they wish to use these send them down to the Mexican border where we are being invaded.

Bob Bowser

September 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

This could be a lot more rewarding than shooting water heaters, washers and dryers, and furnaces.
And the salvage potential could be ma$$ive!

Bob Dole

September 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Have fun shooting one down you bozos….not like a duck or goose ya know….LOL!
Better get used to it, aint crap you can do about it.

Fuchs Mi

September 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Bet me pineapple

Red Neck

September 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I served in the military and I have shout down a couple of planes in Viet Nam. These would be no problem.

Glenn Franks

September 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm

so red neck you were a pilot?

Bob Bowser

September 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm

They’d better stay further than 1000 yards away or be plated stronger than 1/4″ steel or they won’t be much fun at all.

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