U.S. drone rules expected to buck industry hopes
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By Dan Kedmey, TIME
The Federal Aviation Administration is set to restrict use of drones to within 400 feet of the ground and forbid flights beyond the eyesight of the operator, according to a new report, rules far less permissive than what companies like Amazon had hoped for.
The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the highly anticipated ruling, reports that drone operators will be expected to obtain a pilot license, which traditionally require hours of flight training.
The rules will allow drones to be used in filmmaking, construction and farming, among other industries.