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Domestic-Drone Industry Prepares for Big Battle With Regulators

Science & Tech  (tags: AUVSI, Drones, FAA, Jeremy Novara, privacy, safety, regulation )

- 1920 days ago -
The FAA has been reluctant to grant licenses to drone makers. Drones maneuver poorly, have alarming crash rates, are spoofable, and don't have the sensing capacity to spot approaching aircraft. They are likely to complicate and endanger U.S. airspace.

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Tim C (2420)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:02 am

Roger G (154)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 12:18 pm
noted, thanks !

Freya H (357)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:09 pm
If red tape stymies domestic drones, this is one instance in which bureaucratic inertia would do good rather than ill.

Judy C (97)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:11 am
You're right, Freya!

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:12 pm
Interesting--thanks for posting, Judy. Yeah, the most important aspect, (besides drones impinging on our civil liberties), is the safety issue with commercial aircraft. This should definitely be studied in-depth.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:32 pm

Claudia O (73)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:47 am
This is going to be another example of "Oh boy, look what we can do!" morphing into "OMG...what have we done!" Drones are not going to be your friend.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:31 am
science fiction turning into reality. With fiction you can close the book, with reality there is no happy ending.
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