Earlier today, the Federal Aviation Administration released the first operational rules and regulations for the use of UAV/UAS in the U.S. The new rules will add stability to the industry and, according to the FAA’s press release, could create over 100,00 jobs and more than $82 billion dollars in revenue for the economy. In the next ten years. The regulation covers safety rules for drones weighing less than 55 lbs, especially those that are involved with firefighting, agricultural and industry observation, and numerous other commercial, safety, and security uses.
To read the full press release and to review the rules for day and nighttime flying, airspace and altitude restrictions, and qualifications, visit the FAA’s website below: