Thursday March 19, 2015

Amazon Gets Experimental Airworthiness Certificate

The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon for its drone delivery service.

Under the provisions of the certificate, all flight operations must be conducted at 400 feet or below during daylight hours in visual meteorological conditions. The UAS must always remain within visual line-of-sight of the pilot and observer. The pilot actually flying the aircraft must have at least a private pilot’s certificate and current medical certification.