A version of this article appears in the May 12 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Like a lawman still waiting for his badge and gun, the FAA is using strong words and stiff fines in a bid to keep order until it can establish rules to regulate the civil use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). While law and order might prevail in neighboring Canada and in Europe, where regulations already exist, the U.S. is fast becoming the Wild West for UAS operators. The FAA’s ability ...


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