26 June 2014
The FAA memo released earlier this week, titled “Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft,” said that UAVs cannot be used for commercial deliveries “until further notice” and that “any operation not conducted strictly for hobby or recreation purposes could not be operated under the special rule for model aircraft.” The memo goes on to state that commercial operations would not be considered hobby or recreation flights, and that likewise, “flights that are in furtherance of a business, or incidental to a person’s business, would not be a hobby or recreation flight.” Ryan Calo at the University of Washington School of Law predicted that concerns over the safe use of UAVs likely will not decrease until operations become more autonomous than they are now. (Image Credit: YouTube/Amazon)
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