Monday, February 4, 2013

Oregon to Ban Drones from Flight in State

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In this emergency webcast, the Roswell Flight Test Crew alerts the community about Oregon Senate Bill 71, which seeks to regulate "drones," but which would criminalize all FPV flying -- and potentially all model aviation -- including consumer products like the Parrot AR Drone. This bill could damage Oregon's economic recovery by reducing sales at hobby shops, forcing manufacturers that produce drone aircraft for the United States military to shut down, as well as undermining the state's efforts to be selected as one of six drone test areas by the Federal Aviation Administration. It would also violate the constitutional rights of people who already own FPV systems, by making it a crime merely to possess such systems, without due process of law and in violation of their basic property rights.