Proposed drone test site worries the backcountry

At the Pines Hills area home of Lisa Elkins, Lisa’s cat “Phineas” relaxes next to a map of California that depicts the area of the state that’s planned for a federal drone test site. Planning how they’ll fight it are local residents John Raifsnider, left, and Laurel Granquist, at right. — Charlie Neuman San Diego…

Legislation to Promote Transparency, Privacy for Commercial and Government Drone Use

Press Release of Senator Markey Markey Introduces Legislation to Promote Transparency, Privacy for Commercial and Government Drone Use Monday, November 4, 2013 Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 202-224-2742 FAA recently gathered public comment on drone privacy policies Washington (November 4, 2013) – With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continuing its development of rules governing operation of tens…

Concerned Citizens on Drone Testing In San Diego County: Petition for Accountability and Transparency

Concerned Citizens on Drone Testing In San Diego County Petition for Accountability and Transparency We the Citizens of San Diego County in the State of California Require Federal and State Regulations Concerning Safety, Environmental Impact and the Protection of our Rights to Privacy. “We the People” of the State of California DID NOT ‘ENACT Bill…

Congressmembers sign letter of support for Cal UAS, San Diego

In a show of support, five members of Congress from San Diego and Imperial Counties signed a letter on Thursday supporting an Inyokern-led effort to secure a unmanned aircraft systems test site designation from the Federal Aviation Administration. The information began with a release from a tweet from a California state senator. “Congrats to @CaliforniaUAS!…

Connections, laws biggest factor in UAS test site for Inyokern

Congressman Kevin McCarthy rolled out an invitation to Gov. Jerry Brown to tour Inyokern Airport and support the Cal UAS Portal team in its bid for an unmanned systems test site designation from the Federal Aviation Administration. This potentially sets the stage for the governor’s office to reexamine what could be a burgeoning industry as…