FAA Seeks Input to UAS Testing
"The FAA today asked for public input on the agency’s selection process for six unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites. Once the pilot program is established, the agency expects it will provide valuable data to help the FAA safely and efficiently integrate UAS into the same airspace with manned airplanes. Specifically, the request for comment asks for input on several important questions, such as public versus private management of the sites, research activities and capabilities of the test areas, the requirements for test site operators, and the geographic and climate factors that should influence site selection.
The request for comments, including instructions for filing comments, will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, March 9 (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/). There will be a 60 day window for submitting comments. For more information on the UAS test site selection process, go to: http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/."