In a first major step to regulate the use of small unmanned aircraft commercially in US airspace, the US Transportation Department announced Feb. 15 a proposed rulemaking. Under the long-delayed small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), aircraft must weigh less than 55 pounds, must remain within unaided visual line-of-sight of the operator or visual observer and can fly only in daylight. Anyone wanting to fly a small unmanned aircraft commercially in US ...

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