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DOT and FAA propose new rules for small unmanned aircraft systems


curated by | February 15, 2015

“The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS (under 55 pounds) conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations. It also addresses height restrictions, operator certification, optional use of a visual observer, aircraft registration and marking, and operational limits.”

Source: www.faa.gov

A summary of the proposed rules is here: http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/media/021515_sUAS_Summary.pdf



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