Q. What are your policies and procedures concerning the use of the Parrot drones? We are concerned about the recent FAA rulings.

We are within 10-5 mile no-fly zone of an airport.

Answer

 Like all our library resources, responsibility of its use and application is in the hands of the end-user. An example that might come to mind is the book The Anarchist’s Cookbook – simply by providing access to the resource does not mean a library endorses its use/point of view. 

Though drones are a complicated matter for the reasons you have brought up - especially being within 10 miles of the airport.  We make students checking out the device aware of the current regulations (under 400 feet, away from airports, no for-profit use, etc) and that all liability lies with them while the drone is in their possession. However, the Parrot quadricopters, at least, don’t have anywhere near the range – either altitude-wise or distance-wise – to be of concern to the airport and haven't proved any problems for us. (Other than they are finicky and have required maintenance and repair.) 

Tara Radniecki ,Engineering Librarian at DeLaMare Library.

tradniecki@unr.edu

  • Last Updated Aug 16, 2016
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