Fly drones in the US: Add a GoPro but don’t go pro

Bloomberg published an excellent overview of the state of drone regulation in the US. The article provides a good sense of the pressure that exists on one side to restrict the use of civilian drones and the other side’s arguments for easing regulation. As the regulation is curre

In the US, the FAA announces six drone test sites

Today, the FAA announced six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems: University of Alaska State of Nevada New York’s Griffiss International Airport North Dakota Department of Commerce Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Vir

Is the US behind on airspace regulation for drones?

In May 2000 the US government switched off encryption (known as selective availability) of signals from GPS satellites. The move spawned increased civilian use of GPS and an accelerated market for GPS enabled devices, with the associated jobs and revenues. Are we approaching a similar