FAA to regulate paper airplanes
Earlier this week an National Transportation Safety Board appeals board granted the FAA extremely wide latitude in regulating pretty much everything that flies, including paper airplanes and drones. Forbes reports the NTSB ruling said “Federal Aviation Administration rules that apply to manned aircraft (also) apply to unmanned aircraft or drones” and he blog Motherboard reports that with “this decision, the NTSB has declared model aircraft, paper airplanes and even children’s toys to be ‘aircraft,’ subject to the same regulations as 747s …”
Drones are now under FAA regulations
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) or drones have become affordable and easy to use in the last few years and give us an amazing view point of our world. Mashable celebrated some amazing drone images recently and it would be a shame to loose the ability to capture these images.
Forbes concludes it’s article saying “since there is no chance of FAA drone rules being published in the near future, it is now up to Congress to determine whether it wants every model aircraft regardless of size to be regulated by the FAA’s rules for manned aircraft.”
It is already illegal to fly a drone in any national park and that prohibition may soon extend to drones (and paper airplanes) everywhere.