After an aviation safety inspector in the FAA’s Tampa office sent a legal notice to a man regarding his “use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (aka drone) for commercial purposes” earlier this week for posting drone footage to YouTube , the FAA made a statement to Vice’s Jason Koebler that it would investigate itself.
“The FAA’s goal is to promote voluntary compliance by educating individual UAS operators about how they can operate safely under current regulations and laws,” the agency said. “The FAA’s guidance calls for inspectors to notify someone with a letter and then follow up. The guidance does not include language about advertising. The FAA will look into the matter.”