April 22, 2014

Time to Rethink UAS in the US

By E. Tazewell Ellett

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) treatment of very small UAS is creating a serious problem. While the agency deserves considerable credit for its hard work on projects to transition to the integration of UAS with manned aircraft in the civil airspace, the FAA has been a bit tone deaf when it comes to treatment of very small UAS vehicles where the operator desires to use the vehicle for commercial purposes, with no need or desire to “integrate” its vehicle in manned aircraft...

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