What is a Drone?

What many people refer to as a drone is actually defined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Regardless of what it is called, it’s a device capable of controlled flight, and does not have a pilot onboard. These aircraft are very highly regulated by the FAA.

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1. What is a Drone?
2. How does a UAS work?
3. What kind of training do the pilots receive?
4. What are the specs of your UAS?
5. Do other enforcement agencies operate UAS?
6. How do you intend to use your UAS?
7. When can you use a UAS without a search warrant?
8. How much do they cost?
9. What restrictions are in place to protect citizen’s civil liberties and privacy concerns?
10. Can you legally fly over my property?
11. Does the UAS carry weapons?
12. Can the UAS be hacked with the controls taken over by someone else?
13. Can the Blaine Police Department be hired by a resident or business to fly the systems for commercial use?
14. Can citizens buy their own UAS and fly them?
15. Will my privacy be impacted?