America's best read urban weekly | Learn More »
I think (one of) the point(s) is that the FAA regulates airspace. Not just airspace for previous aircraft, but also new ones. And in many places, their jurisdiction goes to the ground (near airports, over people or buildings to name a few). So although interference with current conventional aircraft is one issue, it is not the only basis for regulation. And even though these are supposedly small, small RC aircraft have killed people. If you look at the non-combat crash rate for military drones, it is high. If you multiply that by the number of proposed drones, you have them falling on heads a lot. So it is very worthy of regulation.
Website powered by Foundation