Will Drones Be Used By Government Agencies To Monitor Agriculture?

All of the excitement over drones lately has made me wonder how more widespread use of drones will affect agriculture. We got a preview of the issue last year, when one Congressman falsely accused the EPA of using military drones to spy on farmers. It is true the EPA uses aerial surveillance to look...

FAA Seeks To Penalize Model Airplane (aka "Drone") Pilot

In what appears to be a case of first impression, a drone operator that had been hired to take aerial photographs for an advertising agency was assessed a civil penalty of $10,000 for operating an "Unmanned Aircraft System" ("UAS") in a careless or reckless manner in violation of...

The U.S. is Fast Becoming the Slowest Adopter of the Latest Advancement in Aviation - the Unmanned Aircraft System, Commonly Known as the Drone

By Komal Jain For a split second, it looked like hobbyists and specially authorized users would no longer be the only ones using drones. It seemed entirely possible for the U.S. to catch up to other countries and capitalize on the technology, which is projected to have a positive economic impact...

Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off

The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon . Consistent with this commercial interest and its Congressional mandate , the FAA is developing proposed regulations for...