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The Week in UAS News (3/25/16)


This week’s news includes continued efforts to increase drone safety; the impact of drones on ecological monitoring; asking the question of where drones go from here (we suspect the answer involves the sky); and other recent developments in UAV regulations and usage around the globe.

  • What is the future, and near-future, of unmanned aircraft? (William Mansell, Newsweek)

  • The Pennsylvania Game Commission considers banning drones over game lands. (CBS Pittsburgh)

  • DOT Inspector General tells Congress the FAA is struggling to reduce drone safety risks. (Patrick Boyle, Law360)

  • FAA revises Section 333 Grant Terms to give commercial UAS operators greater flexibility. (Wiley Rein, UAS Vision)

  • FAA tweaks rule-making process for private drones. (Mark Rockwell, FCW)