First time following the FAA guidelines for ATC. Just had my first experience dealing with an Air Traffic Controller over use of a drone within 5 miles of an airport. The ATC was very busy, but very professional and polite. He wanted to know where I was flying, and rather than the 400' that is generally considered our "ceiling", he asked me to stay below 200'. He also asked for a cell phone number of my spotter so that he could ask us to get the drone down if needed. Finally, he asked us to call him back once we had landed our drone. All in all, I felt it was a very reasonable use of FAA jurisdiction, and if all ATC's are like this fellow, abiding by the latest FAA rules should be easy and pleasant (well, at least if you are not flying commeically!)
Local Carlsbad patent attorney Eric Hanscom was recently one of five drone videos selected as winners in a recent DJI contest.
I just spoke with the USPTO examiner and our trademark applications for "Drone Zone" and "Dridiot of the Month" have been approved.
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