Congress Welcomes The Drones

Daily News Article - February 9, 2012


1. What provision for the use of drones is included in the FAA Reauthorization Act just passed by Congress?

2. By what year must the FAA establish a procedure for the commercial use of drones in the U.S.?

3. What will this allow commercial drones to be able to do legally?

4. What are the current limitations on the private use of drones?

5. How could private companies like Google use the FAA's Reauthorization Act?

6. Why is the ACLU concerned with the provision in the FCC bill that will allow extended drone use in the U.S.?

7. Do you believe private companies should be permitted to operate unmanned drones in airspace beyond their current limitations?  Explain your answer.