Navigating the FAA’s Turbulent Airspace in the United States regarding UAVs
Author(s): Michael Searcy
There has been a significant increase in the use of UAVs throughout the world to aid in archaeological investigations. Unfortunately the current U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has enforced strict policies that prohibit most institutions and private firms to use these aerial vehicles. As a result archaeologists in the United States are falling behind in implementing an important tool in archaeological reconnaissance. This paper outlines the progress made thus far by the FAA to reform these regulations.
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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- Archaeological Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)
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Navigating the FAA’s Turbulent Airspace in the United States regarding UAVs. Michael Searcy. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395027)