On Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration released a proposed set of rules for regulating drones that weigh less than 55 pounds.
The proposed rules, which apply to commercial drones, state that the aircraft must stay in a visual line-of-sight of the operator, yield to other aircraft, not drop objects, not operate in the nighttime, have aircraft markings, and not exceed 100 mph or an altitude of 500 feet.
The FAA also proposes that a person may not act as an operator or visual observer for more than one aircraft at a time and that the drone may not fly over a person not involved with the operation of the aircraft. The rules exclude model aircraft. The FAA is also considering more flexible rules for tiny drones (under 4.4 pounds).
Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Leave a Reply