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1 12, 2016

XIZMO MEDIA FILMS MTA TUNNEL PROJECT

By |December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on XIZMO MEDIA FILMS MTA TUNNEL PROJECT

One of our clients, Xizmo Media, was engaged by the MTA to drone-film portions of the MTA’s East Side Access tunnel construction.  

This is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects in the United States undertaken by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  When completed, the project will connect the existing LIRR tunnels to Grand Central Station on […]

3 08, 2016

FAA Tests FBI Drone Detection System at JFK

By |August 3rd, 2016|FAA|Comments Off on FAA Tests FBI Drone Detection System at JFK

via: faa.gov

The FAA and its government partners are expanding research on ways to detect “rogue” drones around airports.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its government, industry and academia partners have joined forces to evaluate drone detection technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

Over the last two years, the FAA has received […]

3 08, 2016

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

By |August 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Via: FAA.gov

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2016

Contact: Les Dorr or Alison Duquette
Phone: 202-267-3883

Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS […]

8 03, 2016

Client Who Crashed Drone Into Empire State Building Avoids Jail

By |March 8th, 2016|FAA|Comments Off on Client Who Crashed Drone Into Empire State Building Avoids Jail

Via DNAInfo

The New Jersey man who smashed a drone into the side of the Empire State Building last month got off the hook with community service and a fine after taking a plea deal, prosecutors said.

Sean Riddle, 28, pleaded guilty in court on Monday to disorderly conduct, taking a deal that reduced the charge from […]

28 01, 2016

Callahan & Robinson, P.C. Settles FAA Drone Dispute on Behalf of Client Xizmo Media

By |January 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Callahan & Robinson, P.C. Settles FAA Drone Dispute on Behalf of Client Xizmo Media

In August 2015 the FAA proposed penalties in the amount of $18,700 against drone filming company Xizmo Media because they did a filming job part of which included using a drone to film the Fordham Graduation Commencement Ceremony. Although no incident occurred, and the job appeared to go well, Xizmo Media later received notice of investigation by the FAA, according to Xizmo Media Pilot Edward Kostakis.
22 07, 2015

Teen Equips Drone as a Lethal Weapon – Our Response

By |July 22nd, 2015|FAA, UAS|Comments Off on Teen Equips Drone as a Lethal Weapon – Our Response

RE: FAA Investigation of Austin Haughwout from Clinton, Connecticut for equipping and shooting a gun from an Unmanned Aircraft System.

The Callahan & Robinson, P.C. law firm is greatly concerned about the recent actions taken by Austin Haughwout (18) of Clinton, Connecticut regarding his equipping and firing a lethal weapon from an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). […]

21 07, 2015

SouthGate Films, Inc. Receives FAA Exemption

By |July 21st, 2015|FAA, UAS|Comments Off on SouthGate Films, Inc. Receives FAA Exemption

RE: SouthGate Films, Inc. Receives FAA Exemption to Commercially Operate UAV/Drones in New York City

Brooklyn, NY, April 21, 2015 — The drones are coming. SouthGate Films, Inc. recently received a Section 333 Exemption approval from the FAA for commercial drone filming. Based out of its Greenpoint, Brooklyn aeronautics laboratory, SouthGate Films, Inc. is a pioneer […]

18 02, 2015

The Future of Drones & Amazon

By |February 18th, 2015|UAS|Comments Off on The Future of Drones & Amazon

At the end of 2013, Amazon announced plans to use drones (UAS) to perform delivery functions for their Amazon Prime Service. People were really excited for this potential delivery method and there was only high hopes as the drone landscape had not been defined yet. However, it looks like Amazon will have have pretty much […]

17 02, 2015

The FAA Finally Unveils Its Drone Rules

By |February 17th, 2015|FAA, UAS|Comments Off on The FAA Finally Unveils Its Drone Rules

After what seems like years, the FAA on Sunday finally released its long-awaited proposal for using small commercial drones, setting up a plan for UAS to share the sky with other passenger aircraft.

Under the new UAS rules, the FAA will allow drones weighing less than 55 pounds to fly within sight of their remote pilots […]