TMZ

We're NOT Keeping Up

with the DRONESES

11/27/2012 12:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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12:55 PM PST:
The FAA just released this statement: "TMZ does not have FAA authorization to fly an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), and we have no record that TMZ ever requested or inquired about an authorization."

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TMZ is NOT getting in the DRONE business ... we don't have a drone ... we don't want a drone ... we never applied for a drone ... despite a bogus report to the contrary.

There are several major websites citing a story first published in the San Francisco Chronicle ... which says TMZ filed an application with the Federal Aviation Administration seeking to use a drone device.

Truth is ... while drones are, in fact, awesome ... it just ain't true.

We could drone on and on ... but you get the point.