With its first regulation allowing routine use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in national airspace now in place, the FAA is moving ahead with its next rulemaking actions to expand beyond the initial strict limitations placed on drone use. Ahead of the Part 107 Small UAS Rule taking effect on Aug. 29, more than 20,000 commercial drones had been preregistered with the FAA, and more than 3,350 people had prebooked to take the knowledge test for a UAS operator’s certificate on that ...

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