Previously, departments were required to keep a visual line of sight with the UAS drone during operations. The FAA now allows departments to apply for a First Responder Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) waiver. The waiver is temporary but can be applied for in advance and used in extreme emergencies to safeguard life.
First responders interested in the TBVLOS waiver must already have a valid Part 91 Certificate of Authorization and follow specific flying guidelines.
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