The U.S. Transportation secretary’s announcement on Oct. 19 that the FAA will soon begin requiring registration of almost all unmanned aircraft larger than small toys is certainly welcome. A panel of people knowledgeable about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and representative of various interests has been assembled. Refreshingly, that task force has been told to come up with a plan quickly so that everything can be in place by mid-December. The idea is to try to get ahead of a ...

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