• The National Association of Realtors will help develop a regulatory framework for the use of drones as part of a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee.
  • The goal is to gather recommendations and create separate regulation for small unmanned aircraft systems so they can be safely flown over people.
  • In a statement on NAR’s participation on the FAA committee, current NAR President Tom Salomone reaffirmed the association’s consensus that drone technology "offers a tremendous opportunity for the business of real estate."

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is among more than two dozen industry organizations invited to join a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committee that will help develop a regulatory framework for the use of drones.Last year, the FAA proposed new regulations intended to govern "unmanned aircraft systems" (UAS), the official term for drone, including the creation of a "micro" classification for drones weighing 4.4 pounds or less. Following a public comment period, the FAA elected not to include that classification in the final rule, which will be released sometime later this year.Instead, the agency will gather recommendations in creating a separate regulation for small UAS so they can be safely flown over people not directly involved in the operation of the aircr...