Drones Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?

Posted: February 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Drones, drones, everywhere. Just remember they are using these to inventory your property, and they also call all of “stakeholders”. One definition of “stakeholder” is an uninvested third party who holds the stakes until the owner is determined. Is there any cause for concern with privacy here?

Your tax dollars at work:

FAA To Kick Off State Drone ‘Competition’

drones(AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – States will soon compete to operate six unmanned aircraft test sites, commonly known as drones, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Wednesday.

The FAA wants states to compete for the drone test sites, which were mandated by Congress last year in the 2012 FAA Reauthorization bill.  The sites will test the safety of drones before they are introduced into the National Airspace System by 2015.

“When will the test site selection begin? I’m sure all of you are asking that,”said Jim Williams, director of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office.

“And the answer is, we’re getting closer every day, very close as a matter of fact,” he said.

Williams said the agency will release the Screening Information Request, which will allow the FAA to proceed with the program, before March.

At least two dozen states are vying to host one of the six drone testing sites, which could reap hundreds of jobs and attract investments. (full story here)

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