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FAA should curb its regulatory authority over commercial drone use
FAA should curb its regulatory authority over commercial drone use

For more than half a century, the Federal Aviation Administration has piloted the development of sensible aviation regulation in the United States. Unfortunately, when Congress enacted legislation in 2012 directing the FAA to craft rules for small civilian drones, the agency entered uncharted territory.  Civilian drones are fundamentally different from manned aircraft. Many small drones can be purchased online for just a few hundred dollars and are designed to hover relatively close to the ground, well below where conventional planes and helicopters fly.  The FAA is working on federal civilian drone regulations, but in the meantime, the agency has outlawed any commercial uses...

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