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Pilot Group Expresses Concern Over Sharing the Sky With Drones

Posted By admin On August 21, 2013 @ 5:38 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Dennis M. Crowley
CNS News [1]
August 21, 2013

Aviation groups are questioning whether manned aircraft and remote-controlled drones can safely share the same airspace.

Last week, CNSNews.com quoted John Porcari, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, telling attendees at the August 14 Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Conference in Washington D.C. that “safety [2], not privacy, is the main priority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding drones.”

Porcari was speaking about federal legislation passed by Congress in 2012 that will require the FAA to open the national airspace, currently restricted to manned aircraft, to military and commercial drones by September 30, 2015.

Although the drones will be remote-controlled by operators on the ground, aviation groups are concerned that they could compromise the safety of other aircraft.

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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/pilot-group-expresses-concern-over-sharing-sky-drones

[2] safety: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/dot-deputy-secretary-faa-s-main-drone-priority-safety-not-privacy

[3] FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/faa-official-no-armed-drones-in-u-s.html

[4] Drones are taking to the skies in the U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drones-are-taking-to-the-skies-in-the-u-s.html

[5] New Research: Drones Can Easily Be Hijacked: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-research-drones-can-easily-be-hijacked.html

[6] A Code Of Conduct, For Drones?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-code-of-conduct-for-drones.html

[7] FAA Documents Show Drones Over US Pose Huge Safety Risk: http://www.prisonplanet.com/faa-documents-show-drones-over-us-pose-huge-safety-risk.html

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