The inordinate amount of attention given the unmanned aircraft issue and the media’s exploitive use of the term ‘Drone’ is fueling a growing hysteria regarding potential abuses of UAS technology. This pseudo frenzy is resulting in a kneejerk reaction by politicians to address public concern. This was most recently illustrated by the ill-conceived actions of the Charlottesville, VA City Council declaring the city to be a “No Drone Zone” and associating the domestic use of unmanned aircraft to the militarized drones deployed in the war theatre and the “drone wars” in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Click the link below and read Mark Phelps report on the ‘No Drone Zone’ in the online edition of Flying Magazine…
AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs