FAA Announces Plan to Regulate Recreational Drone Use

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 (Craig Miller/KQED)

On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it will require recreational drone users to register their aircraft, in light of U.S. airplane pilots reporting more than 100 sightings or close calls with drones per month. The agency hopes to have the details of its registration system sorted out by the holiday shopping season, a timeline that many say is not feasible. Critics claim that a drone registration system would be ineffective in improving safety and would hurt the drone industry. Join us as we discuss the FAA's recent announcement and take a look at the future of recreational drone use.

Guests:

Tyler Collins, director of business developtment at PrecisionHawk; member of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Drone-Registration Task Force

Marque Cornblatt, cofounder and CEO, Game of Drones

Faine Greenwood, field analyst, New America Foundation

Ian Gregor, public affairs manager, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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