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.
A helicopter pilot flying near the George Washington Bridge Monday afternoon spotted the radio-controlled aircraft. Police say it was flying at an elevation of 2,000 feet and toward the chopper.
After a Florida man made headlines for video of a fireworks display in Florida with a drone, the NYPD on Monday addressed worries about whether the same could happen in New York.
Big Brother may soon be watching with a bird’s eye view – but there are no specific plans yet.
A federal appeals court says President Barack Obama’s administration must publicly disclose its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.
New York is among six states selected by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.
“This is not something I was looking for. It came to me and I want to look at it carefully,” King said.
In the world of warfare, the drones are guided on combat missions remotely by pilots and computers thousands of miles away. But now, anyone can buy a drone — without the weapons — to fly here at home.