Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval

This image provided by Aerial MOB, LLC, shows their eight rotor Sky Jib Helicopter in San Diego, Calif., in August 2013. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday, Sept. 26, that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, including those from Aerial MOB, LLC, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision. The seven companies have been working with the Motion Picture Association of America for two years to win approval from the FAA. (AP Photo/Aerial MOB, LLC, Tony Carmean)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

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