FAA and Regs

Advocacy Groups React To Drone Rule »

Reaction so far by general aviation advocacy groups has been mainly positive to the new rules released yesterday by the FAA to manage small drones (55 pounds or less) in the national airspace. "We commend the FAA for balancing the imperative to maintain safety … with the practical needs of this rapidly-emerging industry," said Bob Lamond, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure. "Overall, these regulations provide clearly-defined operating parameters that commercial UAS users have sought for years.” More

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