FAA looks to Burning Man for insights on drone policies

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Real estate brokers and agents are ready to take to the sky and incorporate aerial photos and videos of listings shot from drones into their marketing efforts.

But lawmakers and regulators aren’t quite sure how to handle the potential intrusion of thousands of remotely controlled aircraft into the skies. To address safety and privacy concerns, they’re looking at how the backers of the Burning Man desert arts festival are dealing with the proliferation of personal drones for some takeaways, Fast Company reports.

The FAA is working on implementing rules that would enable commercial use of UAVs by 2015.

“We’re kind of a petri dish for what’s going to happen out in the ‘default world,’ ” says Jim Graham, Burning Man’s director of communications. “The FAA is looking at certain types of rules for civilian use of drones in the United States and we just happen to be a testing ground for them right now.” Source: fastcocreate.com