Panel asks FAA to loosen drone restrictions - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Panel asks FAA to loosen drone restrictions

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is being asked to relax its rules on drones.

Currently, operators are largely banned from flying drones over people. The FAA says this rule is in effect to minimize potential injury to those on the ground.

However, a panel that includes members of the drone industry, airlines and realtors are trying to change the restriction.

Under the group's proposed rule, drones would have to fly 20 feet above people's heads, with a 10-foot buffer space on all sides.

The FAA says it will review the suggested rules and open them up for public comment.

After that, the federal agency will propose the official rules.

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