Draft FAA Drone Regulations Ban ‘Out Of Sight’ Use Of Civilian UAVs – 16 February 2015

RT logoThe US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled preliminary guidelines on the use of small commercial drones in the country on Sunday. The draft regulation prohibits the use of unmanned aircrafts out of the sight of a pilot.

The proposed rules allow Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to fly during the day if they weigh up to 55 pounds (25 kg), stay below 500 feet (152 m) in the air, and fly less than 100 mph (160 km/h).

Other restrictions include: the drone must be in the pilot’s sight at all times, and must be operated by a person not younger than 17 years old, who has passed an aeronautics test.

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