Drone operators rally in Laguna Beach

I was part of a group of local FAA licensed drone pilots who rallied in Laguna Beach in response to a proposed city ordinance that would ban drone flights and require a special permit for drone filming and photography within city limits. The group successfully convinced the City Council to compromise by delaying the new rules and creating a committee of commercial drone operators to assist with updating the drafted ordinance. I’m very pleased that the City Council listened to our concerns and is engaging the commercial operators in an advisory role. I am also grateful to the Law Firm of Anderson, McPharlin & Conners and its attorney D. Damon Willens for the research and information he has provided regarding the matter.

Recent news coverage of our efforts include stories in LA TimesLaguna Beach Indy and SUAS News.

To view my online portfolio of drone and video production work visit my other website www.joenewspro.com.