FAA asks for public comments on test sites for UAVs

03/8/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking public comments on its process for choosing test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles. "Unmanned aircraft can help us meet a number of challenges, from spotting wildfires to assessing natural disasters," U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. "But these test sites will help us ensure that our high safety standards are maintained as the use of these aircraft becomes more widespread."

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