Two lines of recent stories about the positive side of the introduction of drones.
FAA UAS Regulations
There is a fear of over regulation based on drone sightings by pilots, but the FAA is aware of and has reported about the false reporting.
The FAA, concerned that Drone Nation cannot resist the opportunity to do a fly over or even fly near, has declared Super Bowl LI a No Drone Zone.
The FAA issued a settlement of the landmark FAA UAS enforcement case against SkyPan. The initial demand for almost $2,000,000 was reduced to basically $200,000, which suggests that SkyPan’s arguments have some merit.
FAA adopted the Missouri test of “show me how safe your UAS is.” Private industry has greater insights into what new forms of flight are needed, but the FAA is an excellent arbiter of adequate protections.
GoPro is recalling 2,500 Karma drones because a small number reported losing power mid-flight. Why is the Consumer Safety Product Commission (CPSC) involved?
The Part 107 Final Rule, issued June 21, responds in detail to the thousands of comments filed in the docket, but very few alterations were made.
Today, we might see the long awaited FAA issuance of the UAS final regulations, some 16 months since the issuance of the NPRM. Here are some predictions. Let us know yours!