- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University officials say the school still has strict restrictions on using drones on campus despite a recent move by the Federal Aviation Administration to relax regulations for commercial drone pilots.

The university’s insurance director, Larry Stephens, tells The Herald-Times (https://bit.ly/2c4ZrBB ) that someone who sees a drone on campus should call police. Hobbyists are only allowed to fly drones on the Bloomington campus in a field along Union Street, and they have to get permission.

The new FAA regulations that went into effect earlier this week are aimed at giving businesses a less cumbersome certification process. Under the previous regulations, IU Communications had been waiting for about 6 months for an exemption.

Now, the department trying to obtain a Part 107 certification, which requires the pilot to pass a test online and get Transportation Security Administration clearance.


Information from: The Herald Times, https://www.heraldtimesonline.com

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