Morton is assigned to the FAA’s UAS Integration Office. His presentation, titled “Integration of UAS for Law Enforcement Applications,” drew an audience of police and law enforcement officials. He told attendees that the FAA wants police to report any sightings of small UAS flights.
A great deal of reporting is being done lately on the value of “drone journalism”. Coupled with the FAA’s legal wrangling over the actual legality of such newsgathering, we’ve got ourselves a First Amendment issue, folks.
This video was gathered by yours truly in June 2012 to document the progress of SMART working on improving our local railroad infrastructure:
The FAA thinks this should be illegal.
They also think this should be illegal:
What do you think? Do you have archival or newsworthy “suas” (small unmanned aerial systems) video to share with a larger audience?
A screengrab from DIYDrones.com:
Can’t help but think a China armed with civilian drones is probably a good thing.