New FAA Regulations Good Sign For Commercial Drone Operators
The Federal Aviation Administration's proposed commercial drone rules could expand drone use in agriculture, filming and other ventures.By Evan Thomas | February 15, 2015
The skies could soon open up to more unmanned commercial aircraft after the Federal Aviation Administration proposed new rules Sunday for drone use.
The FAA’s landmark policies, which would apply to "small unmanned aircraft systems" including drones, would allow more commercial applications, such as filming, mapping and agriculture.
Commercial operations would be limited to an altitude of 500 feet, with a 100 mph speed limit. Flights would have to take place during daylight hours.