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PPA's CEO in Washington for More Talks on Drones - PPA Today

PPA's CEO in Washington for More Talks on Drones


PPA's CEO, David Trust, is on Capitol Hill today for several meetings with key people in the ongoing talks on issues that affect photographers. Much of today's meetings center upon the commercial use of drone photography. As previously reported here on the blog, PPA has begun discussions for exemptions to be made which would allow PPA photographers to use drones on commercial shoots.

We'll update you as more information trickles down from D.C.!

This morning, David met with Brian Northcutt and Chris Grieco of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security.


Said David, "It's interesting how many different issues and concerns the drone photography discussion crosses. It's becoming more apparent that this is a complex issue that will require a complex fix." 

Update 4:55 p.m.


David checked back in after meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration:


"Just had a very positive meeting with the FAA about granting exceptions for our members using unmanned aircraft (drones) in photography. There are still a lot of hurdles, but we are seeing a clearer picture of what those obstacles are." 

As always, PPA will continue to be a voice to protect photographers' rights on Capitol Hill. Have an issue you think we need to address? Please let us know!

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