Schumer announced Wednesday he will propose an amendment to legislation funding the FAA this fall that would require manufacturers to implement geo-fencing or similar technology.
Model airplane club members in Suffolk County are concerned about a proposed bill that would place regulations on drones.
On Sunday, a drone came within 25 feet of a Shuttle America flight as it was about to touch down at JFK Airport.
The FAA said Tuesday it is investigating whether Austin Haghwout, of Clinton, violated its regulations, which prohibit the careless or reckless operation of a model aircraft.
It appears the Giants jumped the gun in their attempt to use technology to gain a competitive edge.
Freeholders expressed concerns over privacy issues, but say the drones could be helpful.
Legislator Jay Hood, Jr. is proposing a law that would limit drones to public parks and private property with permission.
Among the chores that officials envision drones performing: aerial photography and mapping, crop monitoring, and inspections of cell towers, bridges and other tall structures.
Schumer is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration and the federal Office of Management and Budget to hurry and release the new rules for the use of the small, unmanned aircraft.
Two City Council members are planning to introduce separate bills targeting the private use of drones in New York City.
The FBI and Federal Aviation Administration are continuing to investigate reports of drones flying near commercial aircraft on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport this week.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday was investigating multiple reports of drones buzzing around John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Top NYPD counterterrorism officials have warned that a possible new tool for terrorists could have a chilling effect on New York City.
The Democrat says New York has become “the wild west” for private drones since a court case limited the federal government’s ability to regulate the use of the small, remote controlled aircraft.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller told reporters Wednesday police have seen five incidents of drones in the past six months.