Indiana University drone regulations tight despite new rules

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University officials say there are still strict restrictions on using drones on the Bloomington campus despite a recent move by the Federal Aviation Administration to relax regulations for commercial drone pilots.

Hobbyists are only allowed to fly drones in a field along Union Street and must have permission.

The university’s insurance director, Larry Stephens, tells The Herald-Times that someone who sees a drone on campus should call police.

The new FAA regulations that went into effect Monday are aimed at giving businesses a less cumbersome certification process. Under the previous regulations, one department had been waiting for about six months for an exemption.

The department is trying to obtain a Part 107 certification, which requires a pilot to pass a test online and get Transportation Security Administration clearance.


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