The FAA is being a serious drone buzzkill [CARTOON]

The government doesn’t want Amazon, or anyone else, having much fun with their unmanned aircraft

Cartoon of a man holding a leash attached to a drone
Credit: ITworld/Phil Johnson

This week Amazon let the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have it good for being so slow to approve the company’s request to test out drones that it would like to eventually use to deliver packages (later in the week, the FAA gave Amazon the go-ahead to begin test flights). Amazon is also unhappy with a set of drone regulations proposed by the FAA that would be pretty limiting, from Amazon’s point of view, at least. The proposed rules, for example,  would require that drones be flown in sight of their operators at all times. All in all, the FAA is seriously harshing drone-fans’ mellow.

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