Police departments wait for FAA clearance to fly drones
Brian BennettWASHINGTON — Police departments across the country have bought inexpensive small drone aircraft with cameras to help track drug dealers, find missing children and locate wandering Alzheimer's patients, but federal rules designed to protect the nation's airspace have kept them grounded.
That is about to change in a dramatic way.
Under a law President Obama signed in February, the Federal Aviation Administration must write rules by May 14 on how it will license police, fire department and other public safety agencies eager to fly lightweight drones at low altitudes.
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"Police departments wait for FAA clearance to fly drones", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 08/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/police-departments-wait-for-faa-clearance-to-fly-drones