FAA told to make room for drones in U.S. skies

Bart Jansen
USA Today

Drones, perhaps best known for their combat missions in Afghanistan, are increasingly looking to share room in U.S. skies with passenger planes. And that’s prompting safety concerns.

Right now, remote-controlled drones are mostly used in the U.S. by the military and the federal Customs and Border Patrol in restricted airspace.

But everyone from police forces searching for missing persons to academic researchers counting seals on the polar ice cap is eager to launch drones weighing a few pounds to some the size of a jetliner in the same airspace as passenger planes.

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