US drone bill will create ‘inconsistent’ regulations, insider says

Drone regulation in the US is at a key turning point as a bill seeking to give states and cities control over laws surrounding low-flying drones could undermine the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), an industry insider has said. Diana Cooper, president of the Drone Operators Federation and Small UAV Coalition as well as the SVP of policy and strategy at PrecisionHawk, expressed her concern surrounding the future of drone regulation in the US. In October, Senator Mike Lee introduced a bill that would see rules regarding low-flying drones being made by states, cities and municipalities instead of the FAA. Cooper
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