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1st station in Pittsburgh: Channel 11 receives FAA approval for drone

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PITTSBURGH - WPXI-TV Channel 11 is the first station in the Pittsburgh market to get approval to fly a drone, which will be used to enhance news coverage.

A team spent more than a year learning about drone restrictions before the Federal Aviation Administration gave Channel 11 the OK.


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The drone, which will have the capability to fly in places that are inaccessible to Chopper 11, will be used to cover stories including breaking news and severe weather.