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Up in the Air: Examining the Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft for Small Businesses

4 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2016  

Gregory S. McNeal

Pepperdine University School of Law; Pepperdine University - School of Public Policy

Date Written: March 10, 2016

Abstract

This testimony before the United States Senate argues for the creation of a MicroUAS Classification of unmanned aircraft. The testimony argues that Congress should create a MicroUAS classification focused on simple and straightforward requirements that are minimally burdensome and streamlined. Specifically, the MicroUAS category should be for: registered devices, weighing 4.4 pounds or less, which are operated within line of sight, less than 400 feet above the ground, and which coordinate prior to operating within 5 miles of airports.

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McNeal, Gregory S., Up in the Air: Examining the Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft for Small Businesses (March 10, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2752710 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2752710

Gregory S. McNeal (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

Pepperdine University - School of Public Policy ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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