Saturday, November 17, 2018

NATE Says It’s “All In” on Drones in the Broadcast Tower Space

Recent FAA Authorization brings welcome changes, says head of tower organization
Susan Ashworth, Nov 8, 2018

Drones are here to stay. And that’s exciting news for the head of the National Association of Tower Erectors, who sees a bright future in terms of new applications and refined safety regulations surrounding the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Radio World spoke with Todd Schlekeway, executive director of NATE, about the organization’s connection to the Commercial Drone Alliance, his takeaway on the provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, and how drones are being put to use as broadcasters deal with tall tower work due to the repack.

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