drones http://www.kplu.org en Wash. State Task Force Starts Work On New Drone Regulations http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-state-task-force-starts-work-new-drone-regulations <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156749695&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine looking out your window to see a drone hovering outside. That happened earlier this month to a partially-dressed Seattle women who was startled and outraged.</span></p><p>That incident came up Monday as a Washington state task force convened for the first time to develop privacy rules for drones — something Oregon and Idaho have already done. The task force quickly narrowed its focus to use of drones by government agencies.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:49:19 +0000 Tom Banse 17494 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. State Task Force Starts Work On New Drone Regulations Feds testing drones for scientific and environmental missions http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-testing-drones-scientific-and-environmental-missions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re the tools of modern-day warfare: unmanned aircraft systems better known as drones.</span></p><p>They’re also being tested to help carry out important scientific missions, including surveys of wildlife and marine debris in the <a href="http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/" target="_blank">National Marine Sanctuary</a> off the coast of the Olympic Peninsula. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9273 at http://www.kplu.org Feds testing drones for scientific and environmental missions Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in NW with sheriffs http://www.kplu.org/post/civilian-drones-prepare-takeoff-nw-sheriffs-0 <p>TACOMA, Wash. - Get ready to spot a new kind of &quot;bird&quot; in the sky. Within the next month, the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to green light the use of small unmanned aircraft by emergency services. Some sheriffs&#39; departments in the Northwest are showing interest in these aircraft.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:18:41 +0000 Tom Banse 4736 at http://www.kplu.org Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in NW with sheriffs Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in Northwest with sheriffs http://www.kplu.org/post/civilian-drones-prepare-takeoff-northwest-sheriffs TACOMA, Wash. - Get ready to spot a new kind of "bird" in the sky. Within the next month, the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to green light the use of small unmanned aircraft by emergency services. Some sheriffs' departments in the Northwest are showing interest in these aircraft.<p>What we're talking about here are scaled up hobby airplanes and helicopters or scaled down military drones. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:14:29 +0000 Tom Banse 4730 at http://www.kplu.org Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in Northwest with sheriffs