In the last week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) came out with proposed rules for UAV's weighing under 55 pounds and have even mentioned the possibility of a different set of rules for smaller UAV's weighing in at less than 4.4 pounds. Read the following article to get the details below then use the discussion points below to guide your conversations.
Forbes Article Summarizing Proposed Rules
FAA Document Outlining Proposed Rulemaking
- What benefits do you see UAV's bringing to the agriculture industry?
- What are your thoughts on the proposed rules governing UAV's? Are they too weak, too strong, or just right? Explain.
- Which proposed rule do you feel is the most important and why?
- Would you make any revisions to the rules? Justify your suggestions for improvement.