September 1, 2014

Law-Abiding UAVs

By Henry H. Perritt, Jr. and Eliot O. Sprague

This X4 UAV is equipped with position lights for added safety. Photo courtesy of Draganfly Innovations Pilots and operators of manned aircraft are under a significant threat as inexpensive microdrones proliferate, while the FAA drags its heels in crafting a regulatory framework that will reduce risks, and permit drones and manned aircraft to peacefully and safely to coexist. The core of the problem is that the FAA is thinking about civilian drones as consumer products that can be ordered online, not...

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