The Smart Amendment Would Separate "Semi-Pro" Micro Drones and the FAA From Each Other

Good news for semi-professional quadcopter photographers (a surprisingly large group of people if you look into it): A proposed amendment from House Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) would create a new legal classification for drones under 4.4 pounds, making them “Micro Unmanned Aerial Systems” and exempting them from full-blown Federal Aviation Administration flight restrictions.

Civilian drones, in the eyes of the American federal government, currently come in two stripes....

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