About that drone the Nationals were using at Spring Training...
And so, it turns out that the much ballyhooed drone the Washington Nationals were using to capture Spring Training footage is illegal. Or so says the FAA. Up above, a screencap of some of the video footage captured by the drone. Via Associated Press:
"A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture. But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration’s permission first.
“No, we didn’t get it cleared, but we don’t get our pop flies cleared either and those go higher than this thing did,” a team official said when contacted by The Associated Press.
The drone flights ceased the next day. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and asked not to be named.
The agency bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. The lone exception is an oil company that has been granted permission to fly drones over the Arctic Ocean, and it took an act of Congress to win that concession."