Complaints have “droned” on for too long – lawmaker seeks to solve them with anti-drone legislation this February
Small flying drones – especially the ones that carry high definition video cameras aloft – are becoming a pain in the pixels for wildfire fighting pilots and 747 captains coming in for a landing around LA.
Drones aren’t big, but colliding with one while dropping flame retardant on a forest fire or sucking one into an airliner jet engine could prove troublesome.
The rules governing these rather cheap flying thrill-makers have been few and far between. They certainly haven’t caught up with the safety gap on their use. So an Oregon lawmaker is developing legislation that might put some air-brakes on them.
Here’s the story in the Oregonian: Click here.