An Amazing Drone Flight Through July 4th Fireworks Show? Not To Humorless BureaucratsScreen-Shot-2014-07-07-at-6.49.28-PM
Ever wonder what it looks like to get REALLY up close and personal to fireworks (minus the possible injuries)? As we showed you over Independence Day weekend, it’s really something to watch.
Turn down the lights, turn up the music and enjoy, right?
Well, not if you’re a humorless scourge over at the FAA.
Like a modern-day Icarus, one Tennessee businessman is facing a fall after a flight — but he’s getting burned by the Federal Aviation Administration, not the sun.
Robert Hartline flew a drone into a fireworks show on the Fourth of July in Nashville, and now he could be in trouble with the FAA, WKRN-TV reported.
“I thought it was fun to showcase Nashville,” Hartline said. “And that’s what Nashville is all about. We put on a good show. I happened to get it on video.”
The FAA, which has worked slowly and messily to set up regulations for domestic drone usage, wouldn’t comment directly on the investigation of Hartline’s drone flight.