Region 8 photographer shoots drone video; weighs in on FAA investigation
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - New questions are being raised over the commercial use of drones after many of the tornado damage videos in Central Arkansas were shot using the devices.
Some of the video showing the damage in El Paso, Arkansas, after a deadly tornado was shot by Steve Porchet of Clear Shot Productions.
He used a remotely piloted aircraft fitted with a camera, popularly referred to as a drone.
The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the use of drones in Arkansas after a Little Rock television station broadcast drone video shot minutes after a tornado tore through Mayflower Sunday.
"We're new. It's just like anything else. We're new so they're not quite sure what they need to do and they think they need to regulate, but they're not sure what they need to regulate," Porchet said.