ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Drones were a hot holiday gift item, but if you received one, the Federal Aviation Administration has a warning for you.
Manufacturers said they have sold more than 200,000 new unmanned aerial vehicles. But the FAA is worried about personal drones flying into crowded skies.
The drone industry and the FAA have launched a safety campaign, making sure novice remote-control pilots take precautions.
“It’s like giving your 12-year-old the keys to your car and saying ‘go drive on the Beltway you’ll be fine, I hope everybody else is ok too.’” said Scott Brenner, former FAA employee.
The FAA is getting ready to propose regulations governing the use of drones for commercial purposes.