Thursday, January 9, 2014

North Dakota Picked as FAA Drone Test Site

In the closing days of 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) named six sites where the testing of drone integration into the national airspace would commence in 2014. It was an announcement which earned mixed reviews, with concerns about invasion of privacy stated by some, and comments about the slow pace of progress stated by others. One of the winners in the effort - Minnesota's neighboring state of North Dakota. Links below for more:

(New York Times, December 30, 2013)

(Star Tribune, January 1, 2014)

(Popular Science, January 2, 2014)

Comment: If there is one place in the Union where I would trust this project to be handled correctly, it would be North Dakota. Congratulations!

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