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Drone Hobbyists Angered by Congress Ending the Aerial Wild West

  • Legislation nearing passage contains new drone restrictions
  • Users would need to pass test and fly no higher than 400 feet
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The Future of High-Powered Commercial Drones

The Wild West days of unregulated recreational drones may be nearing an end.

A bill close to passage in Congress would repeal the current exemption for hobbyists from regulations and for the first time require them to take a test before flying. It also says such operators must fly no higher than 400 feet and stay clear of traditional aircraft. They may have to eventually install radio identification signals on the devices.