FAA Releases List of Registered Domestic Drone Operators

Photo CBP Air and Marine officers control and watch images taken by Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) of the CBP. This surveillance provides information concerning illegal activities taking place in remote areas to Border Patrol agents. SOURCE Wikipedia Public Domain

from U.S. News

By Greg Otto April 24, 2012

A wide range of public organizations—from the military to local law enforcement—are allowed to fly drones in American skies.

A broad array of organizations are authorized to fly drones within U.S. borders, ranging from defense contractors, to universities, and even a Midwest town with a population of less than 2,500 people.

The Federal Aviation Administration released a list of 63 authorized launch sites last week after a Freedom of Information Act request was filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Using the information gathered from the FAA, the EFF put together a map that shows where authorized domestic unmanned aerial vehicles are being launched from. . . . Read Complete Report

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