CNN Gets Permission to Drone

Soon, Wolf Blitzer won't be the only thing droning on at CNN.

While many local stations have already got permission from the FAA to fly drones, now CNN has it.

The Federal Aviation Administration approved an application from CNN to fly drones.

The agency issued the approval for CNN to use drones "to conduct aerial photography, aerial videography, and closed-set motion picture and television filming."  

CNN said in its application to the FAA that it was requesting the authority to use drones because it "recognizes that [drones] will have an enormous impact on news production, and for that reason, CNN has been actively involved in efforts to evaluate the technology, personnel and safety needs to operate UAS effectively in the national airspace system. 

Plus it will really be neat for missing plane stories.

H/T The Hill