5 Things To Watch As Commercial Drone Rule Takes Off

By Linda Chiem (August 26, 2016, 8:04 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration's newly finalized regulations for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems take effect Monday, providing operators with long-sought flexibility to fly drones for newsgathering, agricultural, land surveying, photography and other business purposes.

More than four years in the making, the FAA's highly anticipated small drone rule, known as Part 107, is a watershed change that opens up the nation's skies to certain small drones weighing 55 pounds or less by establishing guidelines for drone operation, provided operators pass a test and are vetted by the Transportation Security Administration.

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