The FAA isn’t really doing much about illegal drone pilots

An FAA spokesman said state and local law enforcement “are often in the best position to deter, detect, immediately investigate, and, as appropriate, pursue enforcement actions to stop unauthorized or unsafe UAS operations.” Drones have posed problems …

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UAS organizations raise concern over jurisdiction of nation’s airspace

Legislation was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to empower state and local authorities to regulate hobbyist and commercial UAS. Airspace jurisdiction is likely to be an issue when congressional committees start considering the FAA …

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In Win for Cities, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a win for local governments and local decision-making authority, new rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders…

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