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ANALYSIS: FAA creeps closer to UAV integration

In the months before the May 2015 AUVSI Unmanned Systems exhibition in Atlanta, the US Federal Aviation Administration had issued its proposed ruling on the operation of small unmanned air vehicles in national airspace. In this draft ruling, the administration suggested UAVs weighing 25kg (55lb) and below would be able to operate up to altitudes of 500ft in daylight, as long as they remained in line of sight of the operator, and that the operator had passed an aeronautical test.

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