CSUSB professor Vincent Nestler comments on rules for commercial uses of drones

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The Press-Enterprise — New Federal Aviation Administration rules kicked on Aug. 29, opening up limitless opportunities for the commercial application of drones — and new risks. With an investment of $1,000 or more in equipment, and after passing a difficult 60-question test, most drone business operators will make sure they are competent drone pilots before offering services, said Vincent Nestler, a professor of Information and Decision Sciences at Cal State San Bernardino.

Under rules finalized in June, hobbyists can fly what may be the same model drone as the commercial pilot by merely registering their plane with the FAA, said Nestler, who has been tinkering with drones for more than a decade and uses them to teach cyber security at the university.

The article was published Aug. 29, 2016, and also appeared in other Southern California News Group newspapers, including the Long Beach Press-Telegram and Daily Breeze in Torrance.

Read the complete article at “Critics worry new drone rules don’t focus on risk.”

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