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The FAA’s new drone rules are four years late and still don’t make sense - Quartz

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Policy lags far behind technology.

On February 15th, 2015, a few weeks after a drone crashed on the White House lawn, the FAA finally announced a set of proposed rules for drones that weigh under 55 pounds. The new rules call for a drone pilot’s license, which will require passing a written test, but don’t offer details on what that test will comprise of. They forbid flying at night, near airports, over 500 feet, over 100mph, or beyond the pilot’s line of sight, but don’t specify what the penalties for violating those rules will be.

As the delays have mounted, drone enthusiasts have grown increasingly frustrated with the FAA

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