Commercial Drone Users Push For Fewer FAA Restrictions

Law360, Nashville (November 29, 2017, 9:23 PM EST) -- Drone advocates urged Congress on Wednesday to lean on the Federal Aviation Administration to loosen restrictions on the use of commercial drones in U.S airspace or risk U.S. industry falling behind foreign rivals, finding a receptive audience from lawmakers who simultaneously decried “idiot” hobbyists for acting unsafely.

The FAA’s 2016 rule allowing for the commercial use of certain small drones — more formally, unmanned aircraft systems or UAS — comes with too many restrictions on operations, hampering the commercial potential for the aircraft, advocates for increased...
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