Government & Policy: US Policy Reform
“Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released Sunday its long-awaited proposal for governing small commercial drones.
allow drones weighing up to 55 pounds to fly within sight of remote pilots during daylight hours.
must stay below 500 feet in the air and fly less than 100 mph.
at least 17 years old, pass an aeronautics test and be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration.
President Obama signed a presidential memorandum governing how federal agencies will use drones of all sizes.
The goal: ensure that uses don’t violate the First Amendment or discriminate against people based on ethnicity, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
Commerce Department will begin developing a framework for privacy and transparency in commercial use of drones.”
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