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Drone’s close encounter with airliner spurs call to tighten laws

Written by on February 15, 2018

A video from a drone that flew within feet of an airliner over Las Vegas and prompted outrage on the internet has spurred three influential U.S. aviation lobbies to call for tighter regulations on hobby drones. Legislation exempting certain hobbyist drone pilots from oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration has hampered the aviation agency’s ability to oversee safety of drones, according to a letter sent Monday to lawmakers. Bloomberg


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