On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration finally released its final rule regulating the usage of unmanned small aircraft, a.k.a. drones. Most importantly, the rules fully permit the use of drones for commercial purposes such as aerial photography. However, the rules do impose significant restrictions on drone use.
This holiday season, the restaurant chain TGI Friday’s launched their “Mobile Mistletoe” initiative. The initiative involved unmanned drones flying around TGI Friday’s restaurants with sprigs of mistletoe attached. Unfortunately, shortly after the launch, the drone collided with a Brooklyn Daily photographer, causing injuries.