FAA Releases Long-Awaited Small UAS Rule

June 22nd, 2016

In today’s news, AUVSI, Bloomberg and USA Today covered the release of the highly anticipated FAA small UAS rule. Under the small UAS rule, operators will be able to fly a UAS weighing less than 55 pounds at 400 feet or below without first obtaining FAA permission. The reports quote AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne, who calls the release of the rule “a significant milestone.” AUVSI has been pushing FAA to release a rule for years. Wynne says the rule will “accelerate the process of understanding what the risks are that will allow us to move on to more complex operations.” – AUVSI’s “Daily Robot”