“The design of many UASs makes them difficult to see and adequate “detect, sense and avoid” technology is years away. Decisions being made about UAS airworthiness and operational requirements must fully address safety implications of UASs flying in the same airspace as manned aircraft, and perhaps more importantly, aircraft with passengers.”
And the response to the FAA opening the airways to drones starts here. Note the comments as well. If drones are to be a tool for journalists, they’re going to have to answer questions and criticisms like these.
The Federal Aviation Administration will propose rules for civilian drone use in January, opening the door for drone use outside of the military. But questions ranging from detection and avoidance technology to privacy concerns are all still open.