The city of San Diego announced its completion Friday of the first half of a pilot program on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in national airspace.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation selected San Diego last year as one of 10 cities, universities and state and local agencies to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program. Since being selected for the program in May 2018, the city has completed nearly 650 flights with 17 different types of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones, in both military and controlled airspace.
The FAA hopes to use data from the program to develop new regulations on low-altitude drone use in the airspace it oversees. The FAA has already approved drones for uses such as delivering packages, infrastructure inspection and acting as first responders …
FOX 5 San Diego | June 28, 2019