FAA grounds hobby planes, copters, UAVs over in Washington skies

09/20/2012 | DCist.com (Washington, D.C.)

After losing his quad copter Sunday, unmanned-aerial-vehicle enthusiast Adam Eidinger received a phone call from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA reminded him that flying any type of model airplane or helicopter is strictly forbidden in Washington's airspace. According to Chris Brooks of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the rules are very clear: "We follow an incredibly strict safety code that does not allow our members to fly for commercial purposes, out of line of sight, over people or property, etc."

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