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Drone Access to US Skies Faces Hurdles
Thu Nov 7, 2013 04:46 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing significant hurdles, widespread drone access to U.S. skies will take longer than Congress had anticipated under a five-year roadmap for regulating unmanned aircraft released Thursday.

For the next several years, use of drones will be limited to permits granted case by case by the Federal Aviation Administration to operators who agree to procedures to reduce safety risks, the agency said.

Last year, Congress directed the FAA to grant drones access to U.S. skies by September 2015. But the agency already has missed several key milestones. The roadmap released Thursday had been due last February. Regulations providing ...

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