DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

This press release is great news for the future of Gilbert Drone and others alike. The FAA want’s to endorse and safely support start-up’s with drone interest in an industry expected to reach 82 billion and employ 100k people over the next 10 years!

“We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We look forward to working with the aviation community to support innovation, while maintaining our standards as the safest and most complex airspace in the world.”

Pilots for unmanned aircraft drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations will be required to pass an aeronautical knowledge test starting August.

Read the press release.