CNN is now permitted to fly drones over large crowds of people as a method of recording news events. The drone it will use, the Snap UAS, can capture 3,840 by 2,160 video at 30 fps. It weighs just 1.37 pounds, reducing the chance of injury should recording go haywire.
“CNN has received a first-of-its-kind Part 107 waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over people. This approval represents an industry milestone, as this new waiver for the first time will enable real-world UAS operations over people.”