The first FAA waiver for flight over people with a parachute safety system was granted to a UAS operator using the ParaZero SafeAir System and the subsequent drone flight was performed over people.
The waiver for Part 107.39(a) has been granted to North Dakota operator, Botlink, using ParaZero’s SafeAir System on a DJI Phantom 4. The company utilized the waiver to perform missions for local law enforcement as well as for generating media content as part of the UAS Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP). The first flights using the waiver were conducted during the tailgating event prior to the North Dakota State University vs South Dakota State football game at the FargoDome in North Dakota. The drone performed multiple flights over the crowds gathered in the stadium’s parking lots and provided important, real-time footage for local law enforcement and media companies.