FAA Sets New Rules For Flying Small Drones


On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration scaled back restrictions on remote-controlled drones, potentially making it easier for businesses to use them for deliveries in the future. Under these new rules, drones can now be flown over people and can be operated at night, according to the FAA.

The less-restrictive laws "get us closer to the day when we will more routinely see drone operations such as the delivery of packages," says FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson.

And according to Brian Wynne, chief executive of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the new rules will have "additional untold benefits for American society."

“We look forward to reviewing these rules and working with the FAA on implementation,” Wynne added.

Now, any drones flying at night will be required to have flashing lights -- and the lightsmust be able to be seen from at least three miles away, per the FAA.

But wait, there's more!

Any drones that are flown directly over people cannot have moving parts that might cut or injure a person... Because, you know, that would just be rude.

Read the full report on The Wall Street Journal.