Why drone enthusiasts can be optimistic about the FAA’s proposed rule on line of sight – The Washington Post

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For the tremendous potential of drones to be fully realized, they’ll have to fly autonomously and out of the view of whomever is responsible for them. But the FAA’s proposed commercial drone rules, released Sunday, require operators to fly in their visual line of sight, which has drawn the ire of some drone advocates.

Michael Drobac, executive director of the Small UAV Coalition, has singled out visual line of sight as a critical issue. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has called the provision a “concerning limitation” and urged the FAA to modify it.

via Why drone enthusiasts can be optimistic about the FAA’s proposed rule on line of sight – The Washington Post.

via Why drone enthusiasts can be optimistic about the FAA’s proposed rule on line of sight – The Washington Post.

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