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Drones over Florida? Part 3: proposed legislation doesn't regulate private use listen

02/26/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Bills proposed in the Florida Legislature and Congress would regulate drone use, but do little to address private use. Thomas Rambo started a private company in Gainesville called Altavian.

“So that means natural resource management – we do a bunch of floating vegetation stuff down in the Everglades, infrastructure monitoring – so, levees, oil lines, pipelines, power lines, all that kind of stuff. The terminology we use is, dull, dirty and dangerous. So, things that are … or a l...

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Drones over Florida? Part 2: federal legislation could limit law enforcement use listen

02/25/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As the Federal Aviation Authority prepares to open six test sites for unmanned aircraft, or drones, members of Congress are reintroducing legislation that would regulate their use. Last week, we brought you the first part of our series on drones focusing on proposed regulations in Florida. The federal legislation would provide privacy security in much the same way. The proposal is welcomed by anti-drone activists like Nick Mottern with the group Know Drones wh...

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Drones over Florida? Part 1: state legislators aim to protect privacy listen

02/21/13 Janelle Irwin & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are already being used in Florida -- and more may be coming. Last week the Federal Aviation Authority announced it is looking for six places to test unmanned aircraft. And Florida could be on that list. So we decided to take an in-depth look at how drones are being used in Florida – and how they might be used in the future. In this first part of a series we examine how some Florida law...

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