FAA Sets Nationwide Rules for Commercial Drones

Published by , June 27, 2016 5:51 am

(Gizmag)  Newly announced drone laws are set to clear the way for business-related drone flight across the nation, with the FAA taking its first significant steps towards integrating small unmanned aircraft into US airspace. FAA announced on June 21 its first set of blanket laws for commercial drones that will allow anyone to enlist the service of drones, provided of course they meet certain criteria. First and foremost is the requirement of a remote pilot certificate.
Under the new rules, drones can be flown to a maximum altitude of 400 ft (122 m) at up to 100 mph (161 km/h), and must be kept within the pilot’s line of sight at all times. The drone must weighs less than 55 lb (25 kg).

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