Author Topic: US Court of Appeals rules drones for search and rescue is legal  (Read 1420 times)

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admin comment: The FAA bans drones because it risks deaths from aviation accidents. But to ban search and rescue with drones is counter-productive to that stated goal.


Back in February, officials at the Federal Aviation Administration told a Texas search-and-rescue team they couldn't use drones help locate missing persons. The team, which is called EquuSearch, challenged the FAA in court. On Friday, the court ruled (PDF) in favor of EquuSearch, saying the FAA's directive was "not a formal cease-and-desist letter representing the agency's final conclusion." EquuSearch intends to resume using the drones immediately.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/search-and-rescue-drone-mission-readies-for-takeoff-after-defeating-faa/


 


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