Dr. Dronelove: How We Should All Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Commercial Drones

May 21, 2014

While manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and customers wait on the dilatory FAA to create formal rules governing commercial drone integration into the U.S. airspace, states have begun to regulate drones on their own accord. However, the direction of state legislation risks the benefits of an emerging industry worth billions—an industry in which the United States has a natural advantage. Other nations are already benefiting from their own embrace of drones. America could also reap similar benefits if the FAA took initiative and allowed this new technology to take flight.