Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 7 , Segment 4
Episode: Peaceful Muslims, Unboiling Eggs, Drones, Economic Success
- Feb 17, 2015 10:00 pm
- 23:04 mins
Guest: Tim McLain, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at BYU and Director of the “Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems” Over the weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed new rules for operating small commercial drones. Until now, the FAA has cracked down on private businesses or hobbyists flying the unmanned aircraft. The proposed rules would allow people to use drones in limited circumstances, though it will likely be several years before the regulations are official and the air begins to buzz with machines. “I think it’s pretty clear there needs to be some regulations as to where and how these aircrafts need to be flown. The rules that were released this weekend is a good start,” says McLain.