Opinions, observations, diary of an Irvine, California engineer.
23 January 2011
As of Dec. 1, according to the FAA, there were more than 270 active authorizations for the use of dozens of kinds of drones. Approximately 35 percent of these permissions are held by the Defense Department, 11 percent by NASA and 5 percent by the Department of Homeland Security, including permission to fly Predators on the northern and southern borders.
So the FAA doesn't protect the people, it protects the government spying.