Drone fliers in New York make yourself heard

Closing very soon comments on a process that relies on a 1948 ruling that stops “any person navigating an aircraft to take off or land, except in an emergency, at any place within the limits of the city other than places of landing designated by the department of transportation or the port of New York authority.” 

The beauty of this is that it avoids New York chatting with the FAA. The short if it all is you will have to gain permission to fly from the NYPD 30 days in advance of the flight. Hands up all those that think they will charge for the service through a UTM of some sort or the permissions will be impossible to obtain.

Get your comments in here you have until the 7th of July 2023

§ 24-03 Applications.
(a) An application for a permit to take off or land an unmanned aircraft within New York City must be submitted to the Department at least thirty days (30) prior to the proposed date of take-off or landing.

My immediate thought is how on earth would drone delivery work in New York?

The take-off and landing of drones, like any other aircraft, in New York City is governed by section 10-126 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. That law provides that “[t]he police commissioner is authorized to make such rules and regulations as the commissioner may deem necessary to enforce the provisions of this section.” Accordingly, the New York City Police Department is proposing the following permitting scheme that will allow for lawful take-off and landing of unmanned aircraft, including drones, across the City of New York.


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