Только вчера писал о правосудии, настигшем пейлота коптера. А сегодня не менее прекрасное встретил на проторах интернетиков.
Drone Operator Will Pay $200,000 Fine for Violating FAA Regulations.
In case you were wondering, the answer is “Yes,” the FAA means business when it comes to drone operators violating airspace regulations. This unfortunate lesson comes at the hefty cost of $200,000 for one Chicago-based company.
The FAA originally came after Chicago-based SkyPan International in October of 2015, proposing a mammoth fine of $1.9 million—the highest civil penalty ever proposed—for endangering airspace safety. According to the FAA, SkyPan embarked on 65 unauthorized drone photography flights between March of 2012 and December of 2014 in some of the country’s most congested airspace… and they would have to pay for these transgressions.
The case was finally settled yesterday, and strange as it might sound, the $200,000 fine SkyPan agreed to pay must be music to the drone operator’s ears (and wallets). In a statement, the FAA outlined the terms of the settlement: SkyPan will pay a $200,000 civil fine, an additional $150,000 if they violate FAA regulations in the next year, and $150,000 more if it fails to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement.
И самое интересное, что лавка эта не первый день на рынке.
SkyPan has nearly 30 years of experience in the aerial photography business and offers clients footage using various flight systems, drones among them.
И несмотря на эту как бы казалось опытность продолжала игнорировать предупреждения. Результат был предсказуем, в комиссиях FAA не заседают клоуны грозящие пальчиком. У этих наказание неотвратимо, как восход Солнца.
In its 2015 case against SkyPan, the FAA claimed SkyPan’s offending flights – 65 in all – took place “in some of our most congested airspace and heavily populated cities, violating airspace regulations and various operating rules,” adding, “These operations were illegal and not without risk.”
Of the alleged incursions, 43 took place in the highly restricted New York Class B airspace – usually areas close to busy airports – without receiving clearance to access it, the FAA said in its filing.
It also claimed that SkyPan’s drones were flying without using the necessary equipment, such as a two-way radio, transponder, and altitude-reporting device.
Commenting on the case at the time, FAA administrator Michael Huerta said, “Flying unmanned aircraft in violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations is illegal and can be dangerous.” He continued, “We have the safest airspace in the world, and everyone who uses it must understand and observe our comprehensive set of rules and regulations.”
Что можно сказать? Долетались?