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FAA told to make room for drones in U.S. skies

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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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FAA told to make room for drones in U.S. skies


www.usatoday.com

Within a few years, that flying object overhead might not be a bird or a plane, but an unmanned drone.

Drones, perhaps best known for their combat missions in Afghanistan, are increasingly looking to share room in U.S. skies with passenger planes. And that's prompting safety concerns.
Right now, remote-controlled drones are mostly used in the U.S. by the military and the federal Customs and Border Patrol in restricted airspace.
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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This has been much suspected around here for years, but it seems the the wheels are finally turning to implement drone use in the US skies...


On Monday, the Senate sent to President Obama legislation that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to devise ways for that to happen safely in three years .


I can see some value for search & rescue out in the boonies, but you know darn well that all of the emergency agencies will be licking their lips to put this in their toolbox..

Sure alot of contractors are as well.. This is going to be a big ticket item, wonder if our friends in Congress will open up their wallets and give agencies funding assistance?

Fire up those printers US Treasury!!!




www.usatoday.com
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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One of the main "problems" at the moment is actually real estate agents using drones to take aerial photos of properties in California - the drones are operating at a similar height to police helicopters



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn


This has been much suspected around here for years, but it seems the the wheels are finally turning to implement drone use in the US skies...


On Monday, the Senate sent to President Obama legislation that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to devise ways for that to happen safely in three years .


I can see some value for search & rescue out in the boonies, but you know darn well that all of the emergency agencies will be licking their lips to put this in their toolbox..

Sure alot of contractors are as well.. This is going to be a big ticket item, wonder if our friends in Congress will open up their wallets and give agencies funding assistance?

Fire up those printers US Treasury!!!




www.usatoday.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


They can't even fly one of these safely over Iran...

Give the hobbyists in America 2 weeks of trial and error and they will be knocking these things out of the skies with super-powered ez-bake ovens, lol...



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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$100 for the first one shot down and posted to ATS!


edit on 6-2-2012 by Signals because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by Signals
$100 for the first one shot down and posted to ATS!



See, my point exactly.

2nd.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Yikes! sorry... did a search and everything,, but I missed the original posting...

Please continue the discussion in the existing thread found here:

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