FAA to consider report on micro drones

The next step in regulating, and potentially expanding, drone use in the U.S. hit a deadline Friday, when the Federal Aviation Administration was slated to receive recommendations on very┬ásmall drones. As consumers and the industry surge forward with ideas for what they want to do with drones, the FAA is still working on the details on how these new devices, dubbed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) or UAS (unmanned aerial systems), will be treated. The report due to the FAA comes from the Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee, or the ARC.…

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FAA Chief: Drone Registration Soars Past That of Regular Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drones in the U.S. than there are registered piloted aircraft. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners. The number of small unmanned aircraft is even larger because drone operators often own more than one drone, he said. There are 320,000 registered manned aircraft, including private planes and airliners, according to the FAA. Dutch police train eagles to take out rogue drones 0:21…

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