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Commercial use of drones

Picture this: you’re in your backyard having a barbecue with friends. It’s a bright, sunny day and you hear a loud noise. Looking up, you see an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), better known as a drone, hovering over your gathering, apparently taking pictures. It’s startling to say the least!

Drones have expanded from their military role of unmanned combat strikes to use by businesses in a variety of ways. Hollywood latched onto the idea, requesting permission to use cameras mounted on drones to film remote areas or dangerous locations, following the government’s approval of a request by BP to use drones to survey oil pipelines in remote areas of Alaska.

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