US Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

US Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government bars commercial use of drones, no matter how seemingly benign.
    
But already, photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.
    
The use of commercial drones is starting to spread to countries where authorities have decided the aircraft presents little threat if operators follow a few safety rules.
    
U.S. officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft.
    
But final rules could be years away for small drones, which are defined as those weighing less than 55 pounds.
    
The drone industry and some lawmakers worry that the United States will be one of the last countries to gain the economic benefits of the technology.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

3/16/2014 5:23:50 AM (GMT -7:00)
  • National NewsMore>>

  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 18th

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:54:29 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 18th.

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 18th.

  • Yellowstone Park superintendent shuffle shouldn't slow bison quarantine

    Yellowstone Park superintendent shuffle shouldn't slow bison quarantine

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 00:20:45 GMT
    Photo by Chloe Leis on UnsplashPhoto by Chloe Leis on Unsplash
    Photo by Chloe Leis on UnsplashPhoto by Chloe Leis on Unsplash

    Officials say the impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn't disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison.   

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Officials say the impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn't disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison.   

  • Hundreds of children waiting in Texas Border Patrol facility

    Hundreds of children waiting in Texas Border Patrol facility

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-06-17 23:14:16 GMT

    Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage. There are bottles of water, bags of chips, and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage. There are bottles of water, bags of chips, and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.  

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.