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Continued: Drones are still being used in the U.S., regardless of laws

  • Article by: ALAN LEVIN , Bloomberg News
  • Last update: February 15, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The FAA conducted 17 enforcement actions for illegal drone use in the 13 months that ended in July 2013, according to agency data that doesn’t include informal steps like phone calls.

It has issued one fine, which is being contested.

The FAA, set up to enforce manned aviation, doesn’t have the resources to enforce existing rules on a new form of flying that isn’t tied to airports and requires so little training anyone can do it, Davis said.

“The reality is there is no way to patrol it,” Davis said. “There’s just no way.”

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