Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney used drone at his wedding — violating Federal Aviation Administration rules

WASHINGTON – New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s wedding last month had it all — celebrities, fireworks and even a small drone used to shoot a spectacular wedding video.

But the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the commercial use of drones like the miniature helicopter that gathered the breathtaking aerial footage of Maloney’s June 21 wedding to Randy Florke in Cold Spring, N.Y.

Maloney, a Hudson Valley Democrat who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee, which oversees the FAA, would be hard-pressed to deny familiarity with the issue.

His office declined to comment Monday.

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