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Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to the FAA Administrator regarding the agency’s efforts to design effective regulations for unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Virginia is part of a multistate consortium that is one of six FAA regional test sites for studying the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the existing airspace.

In his letter, Sen. Warner argues against requiring a pilot’s license for the operation of these vehicles, and urges the FAA to make development of a UAS regulatory framework a top priority in the new year. 

12.04.2014 Sen. Mark Warner Letter to FAA re. UAS