[Video] Washington or the States: Who Has the Authority to Regulate Commercial Drone Flights?

Commercial drone services are evolving rapidly but who regulates how and where they operate? The Federal Aviation Administration is authorized to oversee “navigable airspace.” On the other hand, drones fly low to the ground which would implicate property rights, which are governed by state laws. How might these regulatory issues be assessed and resolved, and how could they affect the future of drone technology and usage?

Brent Skorup is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

Differing Views:

“Tech Roundup Episode 4 – The Future of Drone Policy: A Discussion with Sen. Mike Lee”

“Which States Are Prepared for the Drone Industry?”

“We’re About To See The Golden Age Of Drone Delivery – Here’s Why”

Brent Skorup

Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center, George Mason University


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