Coming Soon: Unmanned Aircraft All Over U.S. Skies

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(FreePressInt) – The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for pilotless planes of all sizes. They range in size from an airliner to a bee, believe it or not.

There are two types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s): Drones, which are automated planes pre-programmed to fly and UAV’s that are remotely controlled by someone on the ground.

Some of the uses include Tornado research, monitoring pipelines, and search and rescue.

State police hope to send them up to capture images of speeding cars’ license plates and tracking fleeing suspects. This is where UAV’s could be easily abused by government.

Another concern is lost communication between unmanned aircraft and the operators who remotely control them.

Planes entering low flying areas are not required to have warning systems or transponders. It’s done visually

UAV’s are already being used for border patrol and can fly for 20 hours without refueling. Which begs the question, Why do we need a fence if we have UAV’s. Something not quite right there? – Source: Free Press International

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