National Press Club

Commercial use of drones and the FAA: Drawing a line in the sand, 2 pm June 18

June 16, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

The rapidly increasing commercial use of drones and the Federal Aviation Administration's efforts to control thm without clear regulations will be the topic of a Newsmakers news conference at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, in the Zenger Room.

The following people will participate:

New York attorney Brendan Schulman, who challenged the FAA for fining his client for using a drone to make a promotional commercial. Schulman recently won the case, which was the first case involving the FAA fining any business or individual for commercial use of a drone.

Ben Gielow, ‎general counsel and government relations manager at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).

Parker Gyokeres, representing the recently-formed Professional Society of Drone Journalists.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members at no charge. No advance registration is required.