Drones in N.Y. Corridor Can Fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight #drone #droneday
In the drone corridors, drones are getting let off leash. Removing the restriction of BVLOS will really expand the function of drones. From Government Technology:
The Federal Aviation Administration has given authority for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) usage beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) across 35 miles of airspace within New York’s 50-mile drone corridor, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance Inc., or NUAIR, announced Tuesday in a statement.
Current regulations only allow drone operators to fly drones that have a pair of eyes on them, thereby limiting the ability to fly long distances.
The ability to safely fly BVLOS is key to unlocking the economic advantage of routine commercial drone operations for things like medical and package deliveries, NUAIR said.
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