Schumer calls for rules for use of small drones following reports of two at Westchester Airport


WHITE PLAINS – Following reports of drones spotted flying in Westchester County Airport airspace, including one that came within a landing plane’s airspace, Senator Charles Schumer wants rules released concerning the use of unmanned aircraft.
The two cases there were reported last August and September.  The sizes of those drones could not be immediately determined, although one was reported to be a “quad-copter.”
The senator came to the White Plains airport on Friday to announce that he has called on the FAA and Office of Management and Budget “to immediately move forward and release much-needed rules.”
Schumer said drones have commercial applications that make them useful in terms of agricultural development, real estate sales and search and rescue missions. They are also used by government agencies and law enforcement. He said he supports those uses but said there must be “clear limits to their usage when privacy and safety are threatened.” 

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