Parachute drones are having another moment.
The Federal Aviation Administration this month gave clearance to general contractor and construction management company Hensel Phelps to fly over people with an approved, parachute-equipped drone. This is the first time a Part 107 waiver has been granted using a parachute system.
Hensel Phelps now has clearance from the FAA to fly a DJI Phantom 4 equipped with a parachute system designed by drone safety company ParaZero. Hensel Phelps is using ParaZero’s SafeAir Phantom Parachute System.
The SafeAir uses independent sensors to monitor the drone’s flight…