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FAA Asks Cops Help Enforce UAS (Drone)

Some people have wondered how the FAA will enforce UAS regulations.  Here is their plan from the FAA website.

 

"There is evidence of a considerable increase in the unauthorized use of small, inexpensive Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by individuals and organizations, including companies. While the FAA retains the responsibility for enforcing Federal Aviation Regulations, including those applicable to the use of UAS, the agency also recognizes that state and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are often in the best position to deter, detect, immediately investigate, and, as appropriate, pursue enforcement actions to stop unauthorized or unsafe UAS operations. The agency's Law Enforcement Guidance for Suspected Unauthorized UAS Operations (PDF) is intended to support the partnership between the FAA and LEAs in addressing these activities."

 

Here is the link to the full document:

http://www.faa.gov/uas/regulations_policies/media/FAA_UAS-PO_LEA_Guidance.pdf

 

Just to reiterate what has been said before, a farmer may not legally fly a UAS to inspect his crops if he makes commercial decisions on them, that is, if the crops are sold.  What about if the crops are fed to the cattle which are sold?  I don't know.

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