ROYAL OAK – If you watched the Winter Olympic Ceremonies you saw how far drones have come. The show featured 1200 drones flown by a single pilot who used them to create a variety of images including the five interconnected Olympic rings. It’s the next evolution in commercial drones, DroneLaw.Pro’s Enrico Schaefer said in this segment of M2 TechCast.

“Drones as an alternative to fireworks is a big trend,” Schaefer said. “There are so many more things you can do with a drone.”

Enrico is an expert in commercial drone law. His Traverse City-based law firm specializes in drone law, as well as high-tech law. Some 18 months ago, the Federal Aviation Administration issued its part 107 regulations for commercial drones. Restrictions include no flights within five miles of an airport, no flights beyond line of sight, no flights above 400 feet and more.

But as commercial drones are gaining more acceptance and use, more and more commercial operators are getting wavers to bend these FAA rules. Listen to the podcast to find out all the details.

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