Flight Over People: Botlink Scores a Nationwide Waiver from FAA
Current drone regulations prohibit flight over people except under very specific circumstances – a serious limitation for many drone applications, especially in populated areas. Fargo, ND drone services and development company Botlink will now be able to explore the possibilities of flight over people, however. Botlink has received a nationwide waiver for four years from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct drone operations over people (OOP).
The waiver has taken years of working with the FAA and proving Botlink’s safety case for flight over people. Botlink has worked with the FAA and other drone companies as part of North Dakota’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP), receiving waivers and demonstrating the potential for drone flight over people at high profile events like the tailgating party prior to the North Dakota State University (NDSU) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) football game, when Botlink and partners provided security for the event.