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EAA AirVenture 2015 welcomes UAV’s for the first time

Drones drop bombs, film weddings and Hollywood blockbusters, deliver medical supplies and monitor grazing livestock — and if Amazon gets its way, its ubiquitous brown boxes will descend from the sky shortly after customers hit the "buy" button. No longer used only as military weapons and high-tech expensive cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles are now so cheap and easy to use, it's the latest must-have gadget for geeks and gearheads.

July 21, 2015  By The Milwaukee Journal

Which means hundreds of thousands of them are flying throughout the world — maybe even over your backyard as you read this. And that’s fueling fear and concern over the lightly regulated drone market, raising questions like, what happens if a drone flies too close to a plane, or crashes into one, and what about personal privacy when anyone can fly a camera up to bedroom windows?

“Ultimately the sky belongs to everybody,” said Jon Resnick, who works for DJI, a Chinese company that’s the world leader in hobbyist and commercial drones. “Everybody needs access to the sky, and we’re trying to get people to talk to each other about the use of drones, which is why we’re here at EAA AirVenture.” | READ MORE


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